Cosmo Editor Helen Gurley Brown Dies

Longtime editor of Cosmopolitan magazine inspired generations of women.
3:00 | 08/13/12

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And finally tonight, we remember a pioneer shocking in her time, helen gurley brown who died today at the age of 90. The iconic editor of "cosmopolitan once said, she didn't like the world as it is. . She dreamed a different world. Abc's sharyn alfonsi has that. Reporter: She was one of the most successful and most provocative magazine editors ever. Sex is one of the three best things there is in my opinion. I don't know what are the other two. Reporter: Helen gurley brown, the grande dame of "cosmopolitan" magazine for three decades. Long before "sex and the city's" carrie bradshaw started typing, brown wrote "sex and the single girl." The year 1962. Her book encouraged young women to find pleasure in work and sex. Three years later, that philosophy and brown took over cosmo magazine. Famously quoted for saying "good girls go to heaven, bad girls go everywhere else" and humorously credited with separating more young women from their virginity than anyone in the world. Drawing criticism from feminists and conservatives. The accusation, if I may, that "cosmo" is a sex manual and we deal prolifically and prodigiously eternally everlastingly sex, sex, sex, yes we have always covered that particular topic willingly, gladly, happily, enthusiastically. Reporter: Even after he was editor in chief, she would come in her over officeday. Every bit the cosmo girl. Always the provocative

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