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Pioneering Magazine Editor Dies in Maine At Age 74
09/03/2013 03:59 PM ET  

Judith Glassman Daniels, who blazed a trail for women in the publishing world and became the first woman to serve as top editor of Life magazine, has died at her home in Maine. She was 74.

UNION, Maine (AP) _ Daniels served in senior editing positions at The Village Voice, New York magazine and at Time Inc. and Conde Naste over a career that spanned 35 years in New York. Her husband, Lee Webb, said she died from stomach cancer Sunday.

During her career, the Massachusetts native and Smith College alumnus oversaw creation of a magazine for executive women called Savvy and helped to found the Women's Media Group in New York. At Life, she oversaw the publication's 50th anniversary.

The family is planning a memorial service in October.



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