Abigail Van Buren

Abigail Van Buren
1918 - 2013

Abigail Van Buren  American Columnist

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Abigail Van Buren passed away on 16th Jan 2013 aged 94.


Abigail Van Buren was previously married to Morton Phillips (1939 - 2013).


American Columnist Abigail Van Buren was born Pauline Esther Friedman on 4th July, 1918 in Sioux City, Iowa, USA and passed away on 16th Jan 2013 Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA aged 94. She is most remembered for Dear Abby. Her zodiac sign is Cancer.

Abigail Van Buren is a member of the following lists: Writers from Sioux City, Iowa, Women columnists and 2013 deaths.


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First Name Abigail
Middle Name Esther
Last Name Van Buren
Maiden Name Friedman
Full Name at Birth Pauline Esther Friedman
Alternative Name Dear Abby, Abigail Van Buren, Popo, Abby, Pauline Esther Phillips, Pauline Phillips
Age 94 (age at death) years
Birthday 4th July, 1918
Birthplace Sioux City, Iowa, USA
Died 16th January, 2013
Place of Death Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Cause of Death Alzheimer's Disease
Build Average
Eye Color Green
Hair Color Grey
Zodiac Sign Cancer
Sexuality Straight
Religion Jewish
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
University Central High School (1936), Morningside College
Occupation Text Columnist
Occupation Columnist
Claim to Fame Dear Abby
Official Websites http://www.dearabby.com
Father Abraham B. Friedman
Mother Rebecca Rushall
Sister Esther Pauline Friedman (Ann Landers)
Family Member Margo Howard (Niece), Adam Coleman Howard (Nephew), Jeanne Phillips (Daughter) (current Dear Abby writer)

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.

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