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Pauline Phillips

Born: Jul 4, 1918

Death: Jan 16, 2013

Birthplace: Sioux City

Profession: Writer

Nationality: United States

Pauline Phillips

Date of Birth : Jul 4, 1918
Date of Death : Jan 16, 2013
Birth Place : Sioux City

Pauline Esther "Popo" 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 with 110 million readers. From 1963 to 1975, Phillips also hosted a daily Dear Abby program on CBS Radio. TV anchorwoman Diane Sawyer calls her the "pioneering queen of salty advice."


  • Writer
  • Journalist

Also known as

  • Abigail Van Buren


  • Jeanne Phillips
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