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Helen Gurley Brown Edit Profile

editor-in-chief

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, 1958-1962;editor-in-chief, Cosmopolitan magazine, 1965-1997;editorial director, Cosmopolitan International Edits., since 1972;editor-in-chief, Cosmopolitan International Edits, since 1997.

Works

  • Other Work

    • 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).

father:
Ira M. Gurley

mother:
Cleo (Sisco) Gurley

spouse:
David Brown