Ann Landers

Ann Landers

Birth
Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa, USA
Death 22 Jun 2002 (aged 83)
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Burial Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea, Specifically: Scattered in Lake Michigan
Memorial ID 6538705 · View Source
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Journalist. Newspaper and magazine columnist. Her plainspoken and timely advice helped millions of readers deal with everything from birth to death. "Landers" column first appeared in print Oct. 16, 1955, in the Chicago Sun-Times. In 1993, she was the world's most widely syndicated columnist, appearing in more than 1,200 newspapers worldwide with 90 million readers daily. Her twin sister, Pauline, followed her into the profession as writer of the Dear Abby column. The feisty, outspoken Landers was a housewife when she won the Sun-Times contest to become the second Ann Landers after the woman who created the column died. The daughter of Russian immigrants, she was born Esther "Eppie" Friedman on July 4, 1918, in Sioux City, Iowa. When Pauline became 'Dear Abby', her older sister was so angry they reportedly feuded several years before reconciling. Landers married Jules Lederer, who helped found Budget-Rent-A-Car, in 1939.


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Scott McManimen
  • Added: 22 Jun 2002
  • Find a Grave Memorial 6538705
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ann Landers (4 Jul 1918–22 Jun 2002), Find a Grave Memorial no. 6538705, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea, who reports a Scattered in Lake Michigan.