Pauline Friedman Phillips
Summary: columnist who as "Dear Abby" dispensed advice on love, marriage, and meddling mothers-in-law to millions of newspaper readers around the world and opened the way for the likes of Dr. Ruth, Dr. Phil, and Oprah, who was the identical twin sister of advice columnist Ann Landers, also known as Esther Friedman Lederer (d. 2002) and whose daughter Jeanne Phillips took over the column in 2002.
Cause of Death: Complications from Alzheimer's disease
Born: July 4, 1918
Died: January 16, 2013
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota