R.I.P. Dear Abby
Pauline Friedman Phillips, who under the name of Abigail Van Buren, wrote the long-running “Dear Abby” advice column that was followed by millions of newspaper readers throughout the world, has died. She was 94. Millions of people in my generation looked forward to reading ‘Dear Abby’ every day in our local newspapers – she was a true American treasure, and she was bigger than Oprah Winfrey will ever hope to be.
Phillips’ column competed for decades with the advice column of Ann Landers, written by her twin sister, Esther Friedman Lederer. Their relationship was stormy in their early adult years, but later they regained the close relationship they had growing up in Sioux City, Iowa.
Read more about ‘Dear Abby’ from ABC News
Goodbye, Dear Abby – yo will be missed.