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Eppie Lederer

Born: Jul 4, 1918

Death: Jun 22, 2002

Birthplace: Sioux City

Profession: Writer

Nationality: United States

Eppie Lederer

Date of Birth : Jul 4, 1918
Date of Death : Jun 22, 2002
Birth Place : Sioux City

Esther Pauline "Eppie" Lederer nee Friedman, better known by the pen name Ann Landers, was an American advice columnist and eventually a nationwide media celebrity. She began writing the "Ask Ann Landers" column in 1955 and continued for 47 years, by which time its readership was 90 million people. A 1978 World Almanac survey named her the most influential woman in the United States. She was the identical twin sister of Pauline Phillips, who wrote the "Dear Abby" advice column as Abigail Van Buren. Lederer was a profile-raiser for several medical charities, and in 1977 President Carter appointed her to a six-year term on a cancer advisory board.


  • Writer
  • Journalist

Also known as

  • Esther "Eppie" Pauline Friedman Lederer
  • Esther Friedman Lederer
  • Esther \\"Eppie\\" Pauline Friedman Lederer
  • Ann Landers II
  • Eppie Friedman
  • Ann Landers
  • Eppie Lederer


  • Rebecca Rushall
  • Abraham B. Friedman


  • Julius Lederer
  • Jules W. Lederer


  • Margo Howard

Awards Won

  • Lasker-Bloomberg Public Service Award
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