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Abigail "Dear Abby" Friedman Van Buren
Original name: Pauline Phillips
Birth: Jul. 4, 1918
Sioux City
Woodbury County
Iowa, USA
Death: Jan. 16, 2013
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.) 
Family links: 
  Abraham Friedman (1887 - 1948)
  Rebbeca Rushall Friedman (1888 - 1945)
  Edward Jay Phillips (1944 - 2011)*
  Helen Friedman Brodkey (1911 - 2003)*
  Dorothy Friedman Rubin (1913 - 1989)*
  Abigail Friedman Van Buren (1918 - 2013)
  Ann Landers (1918 - 2002)*
*Calculated relationship
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Originally Created by: Louis M.
Record added: Jan 17, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 103699095
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God bless you and your loved ones...Rest in Heavenly Peace...May your loved ones's sweet memories be their consolation.
- Breadlady45 from Chicago
 Added: Sep. 26, 2015
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