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  • Category: Radio
  • Unveiled: 14 Feb 2001
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Dear Abby

Next star: Jack Valenti
Previous star: Julie London


Authors of Dear Abby, (L) Pauline Esther Friedman and her daugther, (R) Jeanne Phillips

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Pauline Esther "Popo" Phillips (née Friedman; July 4, 1918 – January 16, 2013), also known as Abigail Van Buren, was an American advice columnist and radio show host who began the Dear Abby column in 1956. During her decades writing the column, it became the most widely-syndicated newspaper column in the world, syndicated in 1,400 newspapers with 110 million readers.

Fact file

  • Born: Pauline Esther Friedman July 4, 1918 Sioux City, Iowa, U.S.
  • Died: January 16, 2013 (aged 94) Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.
  • Pen name: Abigail Van Buren ("Dear Abby")
  • Occupation: Personal advice columnist, author, radio host
  • Alma mater: Morningside College
  • Spouse: Morton Phillips (m. 1939–2013)
  • Children: Edward Jay Phillips (1945–2011), Jeanne Phillips
  • Relatives: Esther Pauline "Eppie" Lederer (twin sister)

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