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Thursday, January 17, 2013

Pauline Phillips, Longtime Dear Abby Advice Columnist, Dies at 94

Pauline Phillips, better known to millions of newspaper readers for decades as the Dear Abby advice columnist, has died after a long battle with Alzheimer's Disease, her family said Thursday.

She died Wednesday in Minneapolis, Minnesota, at age 94.

Phillips' columns were published in an era when newspaper readers began to prize straight-talking, pithy advice about marriages, children, jobs -- just about anything that troubled people.

Phillips wrote under the pen name of Abigail Van Buren, shortened to "Dear Abby" in newspapers.



Anonymous said...

RIP, dear lady. An icon gone.

Anonymous said...

And in the end when she needed advice there was none to give.That's usually the way it is with people who devote their lives to helping others.

Anonymous said...

Can I have a refund for the stamp I used last week?

I hope her family is well

Anonymous said...

Maybe she could have told me how to use soap and water or vacumn my garden pollen up.