Helen Gurley Brown, who served as editor of Cosmopolitan magazine for 32 years, passed away in New York at age 90. She rose to fame with the publication of her book “Sex and the Single Girl” in 1962. People from the worlds of media, fashion, feminism and politics tweeted their remembrances.
"Nearly every glamorous, wealthy, successful career woman you might envy now started out as some kind of schlepp." –Helen Gurley Brown
— Erica Jong (@EricaJong) August 13, 2012
R.I.P Helen Gurley Brown. Legendary!
— Boy George (@BoyGeorge) August 13, 2012
R.I.P. Helen Gurley Brown.
— Joshua Malina (@JoshMalina) August 13, 2012
Helen Gurley Brown was one of the first people who told me that I had to write. RIP Ms. Brown
— Molly Ringwald (@MollyRingwald) August 13, 2012
— Wendy Williams (@WendyWilliams) August 13, 2012
— Nina Garcia (@ninagarcia) August 13, 2012
Hemlines will be at half-mast to mourn passing of Helen Gurley Brown.
— Sally Kohn (@sallykohn) August 13, 2012
"Beauty can't amuse you, but brainwork..reading, writing, thinking..can."-Helen Gurley Brown, once editor of Cosmo, has died at 90.
— Ann Curry (@AnnCurry) August 13, 2012
RIP Helen Gurley Brown – what a trailblazer!
— Marlo Thomas (@MarloThomas) August 13, 2012
Helen Gurley Brown will be missed, but her impact on our culture & society will live on forever: http://t.co/8JvkBPGa
— Mike Bloomberg (@MikeBloomberg) August 13, 2012
Helen Gurley Brown pushed boundaries and often broke them, clearing the way for younger women to follow in her path. NYC will miss her.
— NYC Mayor's Office (@NYCMayorsOffice) August 13, 2012
Cosmopolitan reached the peak of its circulation under Brown’s guidance in the 1980s, reaching nearly 3 million readers.