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Helen Gurley Brown

Helen Gurley Brown, American editor-in-chief. Member of American Federation of television and Radio Artists, American Society Magazine Editors (Hall of Fame award 1996), Authors League American, Eta Upsilon Gamma.

Background

  • Brown, Helen Gurley was born on February 18, 1922 in Green Forest, Arkansas, United States. Daughter of Ira M. and Cleo (Sisco) Gurley.

  • Education

    • Student, Texas State College for Women, 1940—1941. Student, Woodbury College, 1942. Doctor of Laws, Woodbury University, 1987.

      Doctor of Letters, Long Island University, 1993.

    Career

    • Executive secretary Music Corporation American, 1942—1945. Executive secretary William Morris Agency, 1945—1947. Copywriter Foote, Cone & Belding (advertising agency), Los Angeles, 1948—1958.

      Advertising writer, account executive Kenyon & Eckhardt (advertising agency), Hollywood, California, 1958—1996. Editor-in-chief Cosmopolitan magazine, since 1996, Cosmopolitan International Edits, since 1997.

    Works

    • Author 8 books.

    Membership

    Member of American Federation of television and Radio Artists, American Society Magazine Editors (Hall of Fame award 1996), Authors League American, Eta Upsilon Gamma.

    Connections

    • Married David Brown, September 25, 1959 (deceased February 1, 2010).
    Helen Gurley Brown
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    Born February 18, 1922
    • 1942
      Woodbury College
    • 1987
      Woodbury University
    • 1993
      Long Island University
    • 1942 - 1945
      Executive, secretary Music Corporation American
    • 1945 - 1947
      executive, secretary William Morris Agency
    • 1948 - 1958
      copywriter, Foote
      Los Angeles, California, United States
    • 1958 - 1996
      advertising writer, Kenyon & Eckhardt (advertising agency)
      Hollywood, Florida, United States
    • 1958 - 1996
      account executive, Kenyon & Eckhardt (advertising agency)
      Hollywood, Florida, United States
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