Helen Gurley Brown

A revolutionary writer, Helen Gurley Brown helped change the face of modern feminism with the publication of her 1962 global smash iSex and the Single Girl/i, which became a popular Hollywood film. Married to ... Read more »
Born: 02/18/1922 in Green Forest, Arkansas, USA

Filmography

Actor (21)

Good Morning America 1975 - 2014 (TV Show)

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American Swing 2009 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Sex: The Revolution! 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

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Inside Deep Throat 2005 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

The Last Mogul 2005 (Movie)

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At Home With... 1998 - 2001 (TV Show)

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Cheryl Tiegs 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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Intimate Portrait: Judith Krantz 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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Intimate Portrait: Liz Smith 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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Patty Hearst: The E! True Hollywood Story 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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The Sports Pages 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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Irving Berlin: An American Song 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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Jacqueline Susann: The Writing Machine 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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Intimate Portrait: Betty Friedan 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

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Intimate Portrait: Jacqueline Susann 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

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The History of Sex 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

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Kathie Lee Gifford: Having It All 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

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Modern Love 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

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Outrageous Opinions 1966 - 1967 (TV Show)

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Backstory (TV Show)

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Biography

A revolutionary writer, Helen Gurley Brown helped change the face of modern feminism with the publication of her 1962 global smash <i>Sex and the Single Girl</i>, which became a popular Hollywood film. Married to Oscar-nominated producer David Brown, she achieved iconic status as the editor of <i>Cosmopolitan</i>, who turned the once housewifely publication into a clarion call for independent, sexually adventurous women who would dub themselves "<i>Cosmo</i> Girls." Although some feminists rankled at Brown's stringent and sometimes contradictory advice for women, she helped change attitudes and opinions towards women's roles, and her influence could be felt decades later with such projects as "Sex and the City" (HBO, TK). Although she ceased to be editor-in-chief in 1997, Brown remained with the magazine for the remainder of her life before dying on Aug. 13, 2012. A controversial but much beloved legend, Helen Gurley Brown meant a lot of different things to different people, but her legacy proved a feminist torch that lit the lights of many others.

Relationships

David Brown Producer

Husband
Married Sept, 25, 1959 until his death Feb. 1, 2010

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