Pauline Phillips, also known by the pen name “Abigail Van Buren”, was an American radio show host, author and advice columnist best remembered for being the founder of the massively successful advice column Dear Abby.
She was the youngest of the four daughters of Rebecca and Abraham Friedman. She was the identical twin sister of popular columnist Esther Pauline Friedman (also known as Ann Landers). In 1939, she married Morton Phillips, with whom she had two children: Edward and Jeanne Phillips. She and Morton remained married until her death in 2013.
She was also known by the nickname "Popo".
According to her, she came up with her famous pen name "Abigail Van Buren" by joining together the name of the prophetess Abigail from the Bible and the last name of the eighth President of the United States President Martin Van Buren.
If we could sell our experiences for what they cost us, we'd all be millionaires.Pauline Phillips
It is a sad commentary of our times when our young must seek advice and counsel from 'Dear Abby' instead of going to Mom and Dad.Pauline Phillips
Religion, like water, may be free, but when they pipe it to you, you've got to help pay for piping. And the Piper!Pauline Phillips
The less you talk, the more you're listened to.Pauline Phillips
True, a little learning is a dangerous thing, but it still beats total ignorance.Pauline Phillips
was a famous American journalist,
who was born on
July 4, 1918. As a person born on this date, Pauline Phillips is listed in our database as the 12th
most popular celebrity for the day (July 4) and the 19th most popular for the year (1918).
People born on July 4
fall under the Zodiac sign of Cancer, the Crab.
Pauline Phillips is the 556th most popular Cancer.
Aside from information specific to Pauline Phillips' birthday, Pauline Phillips is the 3668th most famous American and ranks 1st in famous people born in Sioux City, Iowa, U.S.
In general, Pauline Phillips ranks as the 6638th
most popular famous person, and the 50th most popular journalist of all time.
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