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Penthouse founder Bob Guccione Dies at 79

He was suffering from lung cancer. He founded Penthouse in 1969 as a raunchier alternative to then-dominant Playboy and was its publisher until 2004, when he lost nearly all of his nine-figure fortune, including his epic 67th Street townhouse, due to tax problems. [Wrap]

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