Dennis Hof (October 14, 1946 – October 16, 2018) was an American brothel owner, entrepreneur, restaurateur, politician and star of the HBO series Cathouse.
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New York Times

Dennis Hof, Dead Brothel Owner, Cruises to Victory in Nevada State Election

In life, Dennis Hof claimed many titles: “America's pimp” and “the P.T. Barnum of Booty,” based on his notoriety as an outspoken brothel owner in Nevada. He called himself the “Trump of Pahrump,” nodding to his political style and the town he called home.

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Dennis Hof, the brothel owner who died last month, wins election

Dennis Hof defeated Democratic educator Lesia Romanov on Tuesday in the race for Nevada's 36th Assembly District, which includes rural communities and large stretches of desert in the southern part of the state. County officials will appoint a ...


Washington Post

Dennis Hof, deceased brothel owner dubbed the 'Trump of Pahrump,' wins state ...

On Monday, Nevada brothel owner Dennis Hof was laid to rest in a lipstick-red casket strewn with roses. A floral arrangement approximating the silhouettes of two mating rabbits marked his grave. The next day, he was elected to the Nevada State Assembly.

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Pro-Trump pimp Dennis Hof wins Nevada election weeks after he died

Republican Dennis Hof, a Nevada brothel owner and former reality TV star who died last month, was elected Tuesday to a legislative seat representing a rural southern portion of the state, according to The Associated Press. Hof was elected to the ...


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The Mercury News

Trump, Lamar Odom, the Raiders: Dennis Hof's celebrity associations ran the gamut

CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile device. The night before Dennis Hof was found dead at one of his notorious Nevada brothels, the Donald Trump-inspired GOP candidate for his state's legislature basked in the ...

- The Mercury News


Pimp, narcissist, pioneer: The legacy of Dennis Hof

Dennis Hof was a man of many contradictions, but he was always himself. Shortly after I first interviewed him, Hof mailed me his autobiography, The Art of the Pimp. He wrote in it, “There is no business, like Ho business.” The book was a perfect ...

- Quartz


Nevada Brothel Owner and GOP Candidate Dennis Hof Found Dead After Party

(PAHRUMP, Nev.) — Dennis Hof, a pimp who gained notoriety for an HBO series about his brothel business and who fashioned himself as a Donald Trump-style Republican candidate for the state Legislature, was found dead hours after his ...


New York Times

Dennis Hof, the Pimp Who Won a Nevada State Primary, Dies at 72

Dennis Hof, the brothel owner, reality-television star and self-described pimp who won a Republican primary race for the Nevada State Assembly in June, was found dead on Tuesday morning. He was 72. Mr. Hof's death, at Love Ranch Vegas, a brothel he ...

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Washington Post

Dennis Hof, 'Bunny Ranch' owner and GOP candidate for Nevada legislature ...

Dennis Hof, the Nevada brothel owner and Republican candidate for state assembly, died Tuesday at one of his brothels after a birthday party, officials said. He was 72. Hof, a candidate for the state Assembly in a district in southern Nevada, died in ...

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Brothel Owner And Trump-Inspired Candidate Dennis Hof Dies At 72

Dennis Hof, who used his celebrity as a brothel owner to launch a political career, was found dead Tuesday at the Love Ranch, one of several legal brothels he owned in Nevada. Hof was best known for his reality TV show Cathouse that aired on HBO.