The legendary editor of Cosmopolitan, Helen Gurley Brown, has passed away at the age of 90. The New York Times reports:
A spokesman for the Hearst Corporation, which publishes Cosmopolitan, said that Ms. Brown, 90, died after being hospitalized briefly at New York-Presbyterian/Columbia hospital.
Ms. Brown, who wrote “Sex and the Single Girl,” took over at the magazine in 1965, giving it its sexually frank tone. She remained editor until 1997 and is still listed as editor in chief for Cosmopolitan International on all mastheads. Until her death, Ms. Brown was known for coming into her pink corner office nearly every day.
We remember doing Cosmo quizzes with our girlfriends in college. Those were halcyon days indeed. RIP Ms. Brown; hear’s hoping that you can up-level the sex appeal of heaven or where ever you are now.