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Pauline Phillips (or Abigail Van Buren) (July 4, 1918 – January 16, 2013) was an American advice columnist and radio show host who was known for her radio show Dear Abby during the 1950s.

Phillips in July 4, 1918 in Sioux City, Iowa. Her parents were Jewish-Russian. She studied at Morningside College. Phillips was married to Morton Phillips from 1939 until her death in 2013. They had two children. She had Alzheimer's disease since 2002. Phillips died on January 16, 2013 in Minneapolis, Minnesota from the disease, aged 94.

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