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Abigail Van Buren


Advice column author of Dear Abby, a column which attempt to solve newspapers visitors’ personal complications. She graduated Morningside University with her twin sister. Her legacy and column are actually continued by her girl, Jeanne Phillips. She wedded Morton Phillips and collectively that they had a daughter called Jeanne and a boy called Edward. She got got her last name from Chief executive Martin Vehicle Buren.

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Full Name Pauline Phillips
Date Of Birth July 4, 1918
Died January 16, 2013, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Place Of Birth Iowa
Profession Journalist
Star Sign Cancer

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1Grand-aunt of Adam Coleman Howard.
2Aunt of Margo Howard.
3Co-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.
4Two children, Edward Jay and Jeanne
5Identical twin sister of Ann Landers, who is 17 minutes older than her.



Alive Inside2014Documentary co-executive producer



Running Russell Simmons2010TV SeriesHerself
The Jewish Americans2008TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself (as Dear Abby)
The Pat Sajak Show1989TV SeriesHerself
The New Hollywood Squares1987TV SeriesGuest Appearance
Hour Magazine1982-1983TV SeriesHerself
Late Night with David Letterman1982TV SeriesHerself
Miss Universe Pageant1980TV MovieHerself - judge
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1967-1979TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest
The Hollywood Squares1978TV SeriesGuest Appearance
Donahue1977TV SeriesHerself
The Merv Griffin Show1977TV SeriesHerself
Dinah!1975TV SeriesHerself
The Mike Douglas Show1971TV SeriesHerself - Columnist
The Joey Bishop Show1968TV SeriesHerself
Go!!!1967TV MovieHerself
The Linkletter Show1962-1967TV SeriesHerself
Mister Ed1964TV SeriesHerself
The Jack Paar Tonight Show1962TV SeriesHerself
About Faces1960TV SeriesHerself
Person to Person1958TV Series documentaryHerself
The Steve Allen Plymouth Show1958TV SeriesHerself - Columnist

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2001Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameRadioAwarded on February 14, 2001 at 7000 Hollywood Blvd.

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