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Women’s Media Center Mourns Loss of Helen Gurley Brown

August 14, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C – The Women’s Media Center mourns the loss of Helen Gurley Brown, former editor in chief of Cosmopolitan magazine, who died Monday.

Gurley Brown, who was 90, was editor of Cosmopolitan magazine for three decades, taking over in 1965 until 1997. The magazine is now one of the top selling women’s magazines in the world. She was a pioneer, who talked bluntly about single women and sex.

“A life force has passed out of the world,” said Gloria Steinem, co-founder of The Women’s Media Center. “She liberated women’s magazines and was personally and politically, a great friend to women.”

The Women’s Media Center was founded in 2005 by Jane Fonda, Robin Morgan and Steinem. It works to make women and girls visible and powerful in the media. It does this through media advocacy campaigns, media monitoring for sexism, creating original content, training women and girls to participate in media, and connecting women experts with the media.

For more information, contact Cristal Williams Chancellor, Media Relations Manager, or 202-587-1636.