Abigail Van Buren Poster


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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 4 July 1918Sioux City, Iowa, USA
Date of Death 16 January 2013Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA  (complications from Alzheimer's disease)
Birth NamePauline Esther Friedman
Nicknames Abby

Mini Bio (1)

Abigail Van Buren was born on July 4, 1918 in Sioux City, Iowa, USA as Pauline Esther Friedman. She was a producer, known for The Jewish Americans (2008), Miss Universe Pageant (1980) and Go!!! (1967). She was married to Morton Phillips. She died on January 16, 2013 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.

Spouse (1)

Morton Phillips (2 July 1939 - 16 January 2013) (her death) (2 children)

Trivia (5)

Identical twin sister of Ann Landers, who is 17 minutes older than her.
Two children, Edward Jay and Jeanne
Co-wrote the popular "Dear Abby" column with her daughter, Jeannie, for some months prior to her retirement. Jeannie now writes the column solo, still under the pen name of Abigail Van Buren.
Aunt of Margo Howard.
Grand-aunt of Adam Coleman Howard.

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