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Thu Jan 17, 2013, 02:34 PM

'Dear Abby' advice columnist, Pauline Friedman Phillips, dies at age 94

Source: AP

Posted: 1:52 PM

MINNEAPOLIS - Pauline Friedman Phillips, who under the name of Abigail Van Buren, wrote the long-running "Dear Abby" advice column that was followed by millions of newspaper readers throughout the world, has died. She was 94.

Publicist Gene Willis of Universal Uclick said Phillips died Wednesday after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease.

Phillips' column competed for decades with the advice column of Ann Landers, written by her twin sister, Esther Friedman Lederer. Their relationship was stormy in their early adult years, but later they regained the close relationship they had growing up in Sioux City, Iowa.

The two columns differed in style. Ann Landers responded to questioners with homey, detailed advice. Abby's replies were often flippant one-liners.




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Reply 'Dear Abby' advice columnist, Pauline Friedman Phillips, dies at age 94 (Original post)
OhioChick Jan 2013 OP
Botany Jan 2013 #1
OhioChick Jan 2013 #2
sinkingfeeling Jan 2013 #3
nolabear Jan 2013 #4
HERVEPA Jan 2013 #7
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FiveGoodMen Jan 2013 #8
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Response to OhioChick (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 02:39 PM

1. Dear Abby

I used to read you all the time. You were one of the good ones. Godspeed.

signed,
concerned in Columbus

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Response to Botany (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 02:40 PM

2. I never knew that Ann Landers was her twin sister

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Response to OhioChick (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 02:41 PM

3. Dear Abby,

I read you for years along with Ann Landers. You will be missed.

signed,
Born and Raised in Ohio

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Response to OhioChick (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 02:41 PM

4. Well how could I not post this?




RIP Old Girl.

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Response to nolabear (Reply #4)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 03:12 PM

7. Beat me to it!

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Response to nolabear (Reply #4)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 05:58 PM

8. !

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Response to OhioChick (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 02:47 PM

5. Her daughter is really inadequate in the job

Biased, occasionally cruel and never funny. I wish she would quit and let it go.

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Response to OhioChick (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 02:48 PM

6. I knew someone years ago who grew up with them.

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