Cosmopolitan editor Helen Gurley Brown dies at 90
NEW YORK (AFP) - Helen Gurley Brown, the saucy Cosmopolitan editor who delivered thousands of sex tips to single women and more than a few curious men, died Monday. She was 90.
Gurley Brown, whose influence spread across 64 international editions of the low-brow, glossy magazine, died after a brief hospitalisation at New York Presbyterian Hospital, the Hearst media corporation said.
"Widely heralded as a legend, Gurley Brown's impact on popular culture and society reached around the globe, first with her 1962 bestseller, Sex And The Single Girl, and then for the more than three decades she put her personal stamp on Cosmopolitan," Hearst said.
"Under her reign, Cosmopolitan became the bible of 'single girls' worldwide and remains the magazine of 'fun, fearless, females' to this day." Cosmo, as the magazine often calls itself, stands apart from other women's publications with its devotion to sex tip lists and perky relationship advice, in addition to the usual make-up discussions and fashion updates.