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Abigail Van Buren
Original name: Pauline Esther Phillips
Birth: Jul. 4, 1918
Sioux City
Woodbury County
Iowa, USA
Death: Jan. 16, 2013
Minneapolis
Hennepin County
Minnesota, USA

American Advice Columnist and Radio Show Host. Born Pauline Friedman Phillips, she wrote the long-running 'Dear Abby' advice column under the name of Abigail Van Buren that was followed by millions of newspaper readers throughout the world. Her first column appeared in The San Francisco Chronicle on Jan. 9, 1956. She competed for decades with the advice column 'Dear Ann' written by her twin sister, Ann Landers. Aside from her column, she conducted a radio version of 'Dear Abby' from 1963 to 1975 and wrote best-selling books about her life and advice. Van Buren died after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. (bio by: Louis M.) 
 
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 Parents:
  Abraham Friedman (1887 - 1948)
  Rebbeca Rushall Friedman (1888 - 1945)
 
 Children:
  Edward Jay Phillips (1944 - 2011)*
 
 Siblings:
  Helen Friedman Brodkey (1911 - 2003)*
  Dorothy Friedman Rubin (1913 - 1989)*
  Abigail Van Buren (1918 - 2013)
  Ann Landers (1918 - 2002)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Minneapolis Jewish Cemetery
Richfield
Hennepin County
Minnesota, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Louis M.
Record added: Jan 17, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 103699095
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Happy Valentine's Day. Always loved your column.
-Anonymous
 Added: Feb. 14, 2016

- chris graziano
 Added: Jan. 16, 2016

- Angel46
 Added: Jan. 16, 2016
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