Brown, Helen Gurley

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Helen Gurley Brown
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Name
Brown, Helen Gurley Gender: F
Helen Gurley
born on 18 February 1922 at 03:00 (= 03:00 AM )
Place Green Forest, Arkansas, 36n20, 93w26
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Steinbrecher
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 28°56' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 24°13 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 21°31'



Biography

American writer and editor of "Cosmopolitan" magazine. She was a depression-era child whose dad died in an accident when she was ten. Brown was a pale, flat-chested and acned youth. She wrote stories and poems, put on school programs, gave dance lessons and worked on the school paper, graduating in 1939 as class valedictorian. From 18-25, she worked as a secretary. In 1948, Brown was promoted to executive secretary, then copyright editor, then account executive.

On her way up the business ladder, she moved to Los Angeles and never wanted to leave. She met her future husband, David, there and spent her honeymoon there; she wrote "Sex and the Single Girl" in L.A, She remarked that "People are kinder here than in New York; it's beautiful and halcyon and not as tough as New York." Sounding like the single girl's guru, she added, "You can love two cities, and you can love two men"

Brown was a single girl herself until she was 37. She said, "By the time I got married, I was ready to be faithful. And I was lucky. He's a decent, kind man, and a pretty good friend." Husband David was a member of a publishing firm. When he suggested that she write a book, she came up with her famous "Sex,,,,,;" it was a runaway best-seller in 1962.

Brown authored three more books before taking over the Editor-in-Chief position at "Cosmopolitan" in 1965. In Los Angeles, David went into film production of such hits as "Jaws I and II." During the time that she was editing Cosmo and David producing films, they had a bicoastal marriage. They are both work-centered but gregarious, with an active social life when they are together and dedicated to a trust-based relationship. In New York, they live in a four-story apartment she describes as "voluminous." They also own a cluster of homes in Southampton that they lease.

Compulsive about keeping fit, Brown exercises for an hour faithfully every morning and watches her diet carefully, customarily eating tuna or chicken salad for dinner. She pampers herself with massages, beauty treatments and designer clothes but still maintains that brains, not beauty, are a woman's best asset.

In 1982 she wrote "Having It All: Love, Success, Sex, Money," a breezy gossip and advice book on a woman's job, make-up, diet and sex life.

At 71, she is still the penultimate Cosmo-girl, glamorous, svelte, high chic and a veteran of cosmetic surgery on her nose, eyes and face. She wrote "The Late Show: A Semiwild but Practical Survival Plan for Women Over 50."

She died at the McKeen Pavilion at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia, Manhattan, New York on 13 August 2012.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Events

  • Death of Father 1932 (Dad died in accident)
  • Social : End a program of study 1939 (Graduated as class valedictorian)
  • Work : Gain social status 1948 (Promoted to executive secretary)
  • Relationship : Marriage 25 September 1959 (David Brown)
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  • Work : New Career 1965 (Editor-in-Chief of Cosmopolitan)
  • Death of Mate 1 February 2010 in Manhattan (David Brown, age 93)
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  • Death, Cause unspecified 13 August 2012 in Manhattan (Age 90)
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Source Notes

B.C. in hand from Steinbrecher from Bob Garner. Same in Contemporary Sidereal Horoscopes

Categories

  • Traits : Body : Size (Slender, chic)
  • Traits : Personality : Hard worker (Hard worker all her life)
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Cosmetic surgery (Nose, eyes, face, skin-peel)
  • Family : Childhood : Family traumatic event (Age ten when dad died, accident)
  • Family : Relationship : Marriage more than 15 Yrs (With David)
  • Family : Relationship : Marriage - Very happy
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (One, lasting; married at 37)
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Rags to riches
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Wealthy
  • Lifestyle : Social Life : Friends (Active social life)
  • Vocation : Business : Clerical/ Secretarial (When young)
  • Vocation : Business : Top executive (Account executive, editor-in-chief Cosmo)
  • Vocation : Politics : Activist/ feminist
  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction
  • Vocation : Writers : Publisher/ Editor (Editor-in-Chief, copyright editor)
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession
  • Notable : Book Collection : Profiles Of Women

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