“Dear Abby” Creator Pauline Phillips Dead

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By Daniel Gates


“Dear Abby” creator Pauline Phillips has died.

She was 94 and had suffered with Alzheimer’s disease.

The news was first reported by TMZ.

Phillips created the world-famous “Dear Abby” advice column in 1956 and chose “Abigail Van Buren” as a pen name.

Her twin sister was Ann Landers — a famed advice columnist in her own right.

In recent years, “Dear Abby” was written by Phillips’ daughter Jeanne.

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