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Former Cosmopolitan editor Helen Gurley Brown dies
 

Helen Gurley Brown, the pioneering former editor of Cosmopolitan, died at age 90 in New York. She is widely credited for giving the long-running women's magazine its "sexually frank tone" when she took over the masthead in the '60s. She remained top editor until 1997, when she took a lesser role, and was known for coming into her pink corner office nearly every day until her death. In a statement, parent company Hearst called Brown "a true pioneer for women in journalism — and beyond."

 

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