elen 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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