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Abigail Van Buren

  • Original Name Pauline Esther Phillips
  • Birth 4 Jul 1918 Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa, USA
  • Death 16 Jan 2013 Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA
  • Burial Richfield, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA
  • Memorial ID 103699095

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


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Louis du Mort
  • Added: 17 Jan 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 103699095
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Abigail Van Buren (4 Jul 1918–16 Jan 2013), Find A Grave Memorial no. 103699095, citing Minneapolis Jewish Cemetery, Richfield, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .