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Helen Gurley Brown Dead

Helen Gurley Brown: The Great Cosmo Girl, Editor, Trailblazer and Friend Remembered

Liz Smith | Posted 12.22.2012 | Media
Liz Smith

Helen didn't tell women how they had to be. She offered them a choice. With a cherry on top, a push-up bra, an often overlooked pragmatism, and plain good horse sense.

Helen Gurley Brown: A Celebration of Life

Dr. William R. Kapfer | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Dr. William R. Kapfer

Helen Gurley Brown passed away last Monday at 90. I had the pleasure of knowing HGB for nearly two decades. She was a delightful and valued friend, a mentor and my honorary Godmother.

In Honor of Older, Wiser Women

Randee Mia Berman | Posted 10.16.2012 | New York
Randee Mia Berman

Age is a funny thing. My contemporaries, mostly baby boomers, are wonderful, but none of them have ever told me to call them when I got home to make sure I was safe. None of them burst into song, much less with two-part harmony.

Our Commenters Remember Helen Gurley Brown

Brittany Binowski | Posted 08.15.2012 | Women

Helen Gurley Brown may be gone, but her message to women that they can do anything -- and, with a few caveats, anyone -- they wanted lives on. Many...

Helen Gurley B. and Me

Steven Nereo | Posted 10.15.2012 | Media
Steven Nereo

If there is a straight and sometimes-high-five-throwing male out there who can claim more influence on their life from Helen Gurley Brown, I'd love to meet him. Until then I'm proclaiming myself as her absolute number one fan.

What Helen Gurley Brown Taught Us About Money, Sex and Power

Christina Patterson | Posted 10.15.2012 | Women
Christina Patterson

Sexual intercourse, said Philip Larkin, began in 1963. For unmarried women in America, it began the year before, when a 40-year-old woman named Helen Gurley Brown published a book called Sex and the Single Girl.

Why You and I Need to Thank Cosmopolitan's Helen Gurley Brown -- RIP

Bonnie Fuller | Posted 10.15.2012 | Entertainment
Bonnie Fuller

When Cosmopolitan magazine's legendary editor Helen Gurley Brown, 90, passed away on Aug. 13, I lost a friend and mentor. But we all lost the woman who blew open the doors of opportunity for us all.

Helen Gurley Brown: Remembering The One And Only (And First!) Cosmo Girl

Liz Smith | Posted 10.14.2012 | Celebrity
Liz Smith

I had a ball for years working with Helen, a woman I very seldom agreed with, but who I admired and loved for her bravery, her chutzpah, her elaborate endeavor to "save" women from themselves by getting them to marry well, have sex as they pleased, and get to the top any damn way they could.

'Sex And The Single Girl' Author Talks Marriage

Posted 08.14.2012 | Weddings

Helen Gurley Brown, former editor of Cosmopolitan magazine for 32 years, died on Monday at the age of 90. Gurley Brown, author of "Sex and the Sin...

Helen Gurley Brown: The So-Called Mouseburger Who Was Anything But

Anna David | Posted 10.14.2012 | Women
Anna David

I spent years obsessing over all things Helen Gurley Brown when I was researching and writing my book about trying everything she recommends in Sex and the Single Girl.

Dear Pussycat: Remembering Helen Gurley Brown

Jocelyn Kelley | Posted 10.14.2012 | Home
Jocelyn Kelley

She was so cutting edge that the magazine still retains her voice to this day. While her magazine work is enormously impactful on our media culture, her books will have indelible staying power.

Margaret Wheeler Johnson

Editors Of Women's Magazines Remember Helen Gurley Brown | Margaret Wheeler Johnson | Posted 08.14.2012 | Women

This woman could and should have been spending her retirement eating bonbons on a yacht off the south of France, and instead she was pouring her energy into supporting other women.

Helen Gurley Brown: Champion Of The Single Woman

Melanie Notkin | Posted 10.13.2012 | Women
Melanie Notkin

While Friedan set out to help make women equal among men, Gurley Brown set out to make single women equal among all women.

LOOK: Helen Gurley Brown's Best Quotes

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.13.2012 | Women

Helen Gurley Brown unquestionably changed the face of women's media. She transformed Cosmopolitan when she served as its editor-in-chief of from 1965 ...

PHOTOS: How Helen Gurley Brown's Timeless Style Will Have A Lasting Impact

Posted 08.13.2012 | Style

Throughout her influential life, Helen Gurley Brown was known for pioneering a sexually-empowered lifestyle (think: Joan Holloway from "Mad Men"). And...