Judith Glassman Daniels dies: First female 'Life' editor was 74

judith-glassman-daniels-dies-ap.jpgJudith Glassman Daniels, the first woman to hold the top editor position at Life magazine passed away in her home in Maine on Sunday (Sept. 1). She was 74.

A trailblazer for women in the publishing world, Daniels served in senior editing positions at The Village Voice and New York magazine and at Time Inc. and Conde Naste during a career that spent over 35 years in New York. Her husband, Lee Webb, tells the AP that Daniels died of stomach cancer.

Daniels, a Massachusetts native and a Smith College graduate, oversaw the creation of Savvy, a magazine for executive women, and helped found the Women's Media Group in New York. She also oversaw Life's 50th anniversary.

Her family is planning for an October memorial service.
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