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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
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 du Mort) 
Family links: 
  Abraham Benjamin Friedman (1888 - 1953)
  Rebbeca Rushall Friedman (1888 - 1945)
  Morton Bernard Phillips (1918 - 2017)*
  Edward Jay Phillips (1944 - 2011)*
  Helen Friedman Brodkey (1911 - 2003)*
  Dorothy Friedman Rubin (1913 - 1989)*
  Ann Landers (1918 - 2002)*
  Abigail Van Buren (1918 - 2013)
*Calculated relationship
Minneapolis Jewish Cemetery
Hennepin County
Minnesota, USA
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Originally Created by: Louis du Mort
Record added: Jan 17, 2013
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