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Helen Marie Gurley
18 February 1922, Green Forest, Arkansas, USA
13 August 2012, New York City, New York, USA


-   'David Brown (I)' (qv) (25 September 1959 - 31 January 2010) (his death)


-   Born at 3:0am-CST

-   As editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan from 1965-1996, Brown published readers' confessions on the most unusual places they were intimate, an article entitled "How I'd steal the president ('Richard Nixon' (qv)) away from Pat," and the 'Burt Reynolds (I)' (qv) centerfold. 'Betty Friedan' (qv) called Cosmopolitan under Brown's sex-drenched stewardship "quite obscene and quite horrible."

-   Until her death, Girley Brown was known for coming into her pink corner office nearly every day.

-   Born to Ira and Cleo Gurley, both school teachers.

-   The family moved to Little Rock when Ira was elected to the state legislature.

-   Her father died in an elevator accident when Helen was 10 years old.

-   Cleo Gurley moved the family to Los Angeles in the late 1930s.

-   Gurley Brown excelled socially and academically, graduating from high school as class valedictorian.

-   Gurley Brown went on to earn a business degree at Woodbury Business College, and began her career in 1941 with a series of secretarial jobs.

-   She was said to bring her lunch to work almost every day for the more than 30 years she spent at Hearst.

-   Mentor to 'Bonnie Fuller' (qv).

-   Friend of 'Hugh M. Hefner' (qv), 'Erica Jong' (qv).


-   (2004) Book: "Dear Pussycat"

-   (2000) Book: "I'm Wild Again"

-   (1998) Book: "The Writer's Rules: The Power of Positive Prose--How to Create It and Get It Published"

-   (1993) Book: "The Late Show: A Semi-Wild but Practical Guide for Women Over 50"

-   (1982) Book: "Having It All"

-   (1969) Book: "Helen Gurley Brown's Single Girl's Cookbook"

-   (1967) Book: "Outrageous Opinions of Helen Gurley Brown

-   (1970) Book: "Sex and the New Single Girl"

-   (1964) Book: "Sex in the Office"

-   (1962) Book: "Sex and the Single Girl" (filmed as _Sex and the Single Girl (1964)_ (qv))

-   (1/12/66) Guest on the 'Joe Pyne' (qv) radio program (WISM-FM)


-   Jennifer Scanlon. _Bad Girls Go Everywhere: The Life of Helen Gurley Brown._ New York: Oxford University Press, USA, 2009. ISBN 0195342054

-   Lucille Falkof. _Helen Gurley Brown: The Queen of Cosmopolitan._ ada. oklahoma: Garrett Educational, 1992. ISBN 978


-   Nearly every glamorous, wealthy, successful career woman you might envy now started out as some kind of schlep.

-   The reward of not having children [is] if I get blown up tomorrow, I'll have lived long enough and I won't have to worry about my children.

-   Good girls go to Heaven -- bad girls go everywhere.

-   Never fail to know that if you are doing all the talking, you are boring somebody.

-   I was mousy on the outside but inside I'm a tiger and I have to get on with it.

-   I never liked the looks of the life that was programmed for me - ordinary, hillbilly and poor - and I repudiated it from the time I was seven years old.

-   Sex is one of the three best things we have, and I don't know the other two.

-   [describing herself] A mouseburger is a young woman who is not very prepossessing. She is not beautiful. She is poor, has no family connections, and she is not a razzle-dazzle ball of charm. She is a kind of waif.


-   "The Washington Post" (USA), 14 August 2012, Vol. 135, Iss. 253, pg. A1, A11, by: Kate Carlisle, "Helen Gurley Brown 1922-2012: Bold editor created the 'Cosmo girl'"

-   "The New York Times" (USA), 14 August 2012, pg. A1, by: Margalit Fox, "Gave 'Single Girl' a Life in Full (Sex, Sex, Sex)"

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Acting in movies by Brown, Helen Gurle

  1. "The Brini Maxwell Show" (2003) {Home Office (#1.4)}
  2. Gloria: In Her Own Words (2011) (TV)
  3. Jaws: The Inside Story (2010) (TV)
  4. "Sex: The Revolution" (2008) {Do Your Own Thing (#1.3)}
  5. "Sex: The Revolution" (2008) {Save It for Marriage (#1.1)}
  6. The Divine Ms. Susann (2006) (V)
  7. Inside Deep Throat (2005)
  8. The Last Mogul (2005) (TV)
  9. "Først & sist" (1998) {(#13.6)}
  10. The 11th Annual Living Landmarks Gala (2004) (TV)
  11. Beauty in a Jar (2003) (TV)
  12. Cleavage (2002) (TV)
  13. The Truth About Sex and the City (2002)
  14. The Sports Pages (2001) (TV)
  15. "Backstory" (2000) {Valley of the Dolls}
  16. "Biography" (1987) {Irving Berlin: An American Song}
  17. "Biography" (1987) {Jacqueline Susann: The Writing Machine}
  18. "Life and Times" (1996) {Jacqueline Susann}
  19. "Intimate Portrait" (1993) {Jacqueline Susann}
  20. "Vicki!" (1992) {(1993-05-03)}
  21. "The Howard Stern Show" (1990) {(1991-01-05)}
  22. A View from Cosmo (1984) (TV)
  23. "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" (1962) {(1983-08-25)}
  24. "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" (1962) {(1982-08-25)}
  25. "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" (1962) {(1981-09-30)}
  26. "Good Morning America" (1975) {(1980-04-25)}
  27. "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" (1962) {(1979-12-07)}
  28. "The Merv Griffin Show" (1962) {(1977-08-30)}
  29. "Good Morning America" (1975)
  30. "Today" (1952) {(1975-01-01)}
  31. "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" (1962) {(1973-06-27)}
  32. "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" (1962) {(1973-08-21)}
  33. "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" (1962) {(1973-10-08)}
  34. "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" (1962) {(1972-01-31)}
  35. "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" (1962) {(1972-04-16)}
  36. "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" (1962) {(1972-04-26)}
  37. "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" (1962) {(1972-05-30)}
  38. "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" (1962) {(1972-07-12)}
  39. "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" (1962) {(1972-08-28)}
  40. "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" (1962) {(1972-10-23)}
  41. "The David Frost Show" (1969) {(#3.77)}
  42. "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" (1962) {(1971-01-11)}
  43. "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" (1962) {(1971-03-19)}
  44. "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" (1962) {(1971-04-27)}
  45. "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" (1962) {(1971-10-04)}
  46. "The Virginia Graham Show" (1970) {(1971-03-30)}
  47. "The David Frost Show" (1969) {(#2.107)}
  48. "Allen Ludden's Gallery" (1969) {(#1.14)}
  49. "The Joey Bishop Show" (1967) {(#3.174)}
  50. "The Merv Griffin Show" (1962) {(1968-01-05)}
  51. "Girl Talk" (1962) {(1967-02-08)}
  52. "The Joey Bishop Show" (1967) {(#1.41)}
  53. "The Merv Griffin Show" (1962) {(1967-12-26)}
  54. "The Merv Griffin Show" (1962) {(#3.118)}
  55. "That Regis Philbin Show" (1964) {(#1.15)}

Written by Brown, Helen Gurley

  1. Sex and the Single Girl (1964) (book) <1,1,1>