Former Hearst Magazines editor Curtiss Anderson dies

Anderson retired from the group in 1994.

Curtiss Anderson, the former editor of Hearst Magazines, died on Saturday at his home in Tiburon, California, after a prolonged illness. He was 81.

Anderson joined Hearst Magazines, which publishes 20 magazines in the United Kingdom including Cosmopolitan and Marie Claire, in the early 1980s as head of the publisher's development arm.

The former editor had also worked with travel magazine Venture and was part of the team that launched the financial magazine SmartMoney in 1992.

A journalism graduate of the University of Minnesota, Anderson also helped in the development of the Sunday magazine of the San Francisco Examiner.