Helen Gurley Brown, author, publisher and editor-in-chief of Cosmpolitan magazine for 32 years died today. She was 90. Brown’s bestselling book Sex And The Single Girl was published in 1962 and it was during the ’60s that she became an outspoken advocate of women’s sexual freedom, claiming that women could have it all – “love, sex and money”. She became editor-in-chief of Cosmo in 1965, turning around the fortunes of the then-failing magazine, until she was ousted in 1977. In 2008, Brown was named the 13th most powerful American over the age of 80 by Slate magazine. She was married to producer David Brown (Jaws, The Sting, Driving Miss Daisy), for more than 50 years until his death at age 93 in 2010.
R.I.P. Helen Gurley Brown
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