Pauline Phillips, known to the world as advice columnist Abigail Van Buren, has died at age 94 of Alzheimer’s. Phillips began writing her world-famous Dear Abby column in 1956 and wrote until her retirement in 2002, handing her pen name off to her daughter Jeanne Phillips.
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