Brown met Gurley when he was a managing editor at Cosmopolitan and she was one of the highest-paid copywriters in the publishing industry. By the time they married, Brown was an executive at 20th Century Fox Studios. The two only made each other’s work stronger. Brown went on to produce numerous films, including “Jaws,” “The Sting” and “Cocoon.” Gurley wrote the classic book “Sex and the Single Girl” and became editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan in 1965, a job she held until 1997.
Brown died in 2010 at the age of 93. Helen Gurley Brown away passed two years later at the age of 90.