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He married Christie Hefner in 1995. Till January 2009, Christie served as CEO of the American private global media and lifestyle company, Playboy Enterprises, Inc. founded by her father, Hugh Marston Hefner.
In 2012, the Securities Exchange Commission sued Marovitz for allegedly applying inside information in trading shares of Playboy illegally. He later went for an out of court settlement for $168,352.
In 2013, the couple separated.
William A. Marovitz was born on September 29, 1944, to Sydney Marovitz and his wife Jean. He has a brother named Robert.
His father was a Chicago attorney for over five decades and commissioner emeritus of the Chicago Park District. Sydney Marovitz also remained member of the Chicago Park District Board from 1974 to 1986.
His uncle Abraham Lincoln Marovitz served as a federal judge on the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. ‘The Honorable Abraham Lincoln Marovitz Public Interest Law Award’ bestowed by Chicago-Kent College of Law is named after Marovitz’s uncle.
In his political career spanning over four decades, Marovitz has won a total of nine elections.
He was elected twice to the Illinois House of Representatives from the 12th district on November 2, 1976 and November 7, 1978 respectively. He remained in office as Member of the Illinois House of Representatives from the 12th district from 1977 to 1980.
On November 4, 1980, he won Illinois State Senate elections and assumed office as Member of the Illinois Senate from the 3rd district in 1981. He went on to win three more elections on November 2, 1982, November 4, 1986 and November 8, 1988 and assumed office till he retired from Senate in 1993.
He was inducted as Senate Public Health Committee’s Vice Chairman and also served the Senate Judiciary Committee as its Chairman. Within a short time his legislative efforts and endeavours as an US Senator earned him accolades as one of the most respected and productive legislators of Illinois.
He remained the chief advocate for strict gun control legislation in Illinois while serving in the capacity of the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Chairman. In fact, from 1975 to 1992, he supported almost every legislation on gun control in Illinois.