Advice dispenser Dear Abby dies at 94

Posted: January 18, 2013 at 2:40 a.m.

Dear Abby advice columnist Pauline Friedman Phillips signs autographs in 2001 after the dedication of a Dear Abby star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She died Wednesday.

Pauline Esther Phillips, who was known to millions of newspaper readers as the Dear Abby advice columnist Abigail Van Buren, has died. She was 94.

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