Pauline Phillips

Journalist, Author

1918 – 2013

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Who was Pauline Phillips?

Pauline Esther Phillips, 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 around the world with 110 million of readers.

From 1963 to 1975, Phillips also had a daily "Dear Abby" program on CBS Radio. TV anchorwoman Diane Sawyer calls her the "pioneering queen of salty advice."

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Born
Jul 4, 1918
Sioux City
Also known as
  • Abigail Van Buren
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Nationality
  • United States of America
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Education
  • Morningside College
Died
Jan 16, 2013
Minneapolis

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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