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 (1938 - 2013).

Abigail Van Buren had 2 children, Edward Jay and Jeanne.


Abigail Van Buren is a 94 year old American Columnist. Born Pauline Esther Friedman on 4th July, 1918 in Sioux City, Iowa, USA, she is famous 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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    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 col...

    Confirmed Relationships1
    Longest Relationship75 yrs
    Shortest Relationship75 yrs
    Average Relationship Length75 yrs
    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)
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