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Pauline Friedman Phillips, who wrote under the name (Credit: AP)

Pauline Friedman Phillips, who wrote under the name of Abigail Van Buren and was known to her readers as “Dear Abby,” attends the wedding of Maria Shriver and Arnold Schwarzenegger in Hyannis, Mass. (April 26, 1986)

Dear Abby through the years

Pauline Friedman Phillips, who under the name of Abigail Van Buren, wrote the long-running "Dear Abby" advice column that was followed by millions of newspaper readers throughout the world, died Jan. 16, 2013. She was 94.

Abigail Van Buren, the 71-year-old advice columnist, was
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Abigail Van Buren, the 71-year-old advice columnist, was in Seattle to address the fall meeting of the Pacific Northwest Newspaper Association, Sept. 28, 1989.

Abigail Van Buren holds a photograph showing her
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Abigail Van Buren holds a photograph showing her mother and father at her home in Beverly Hills, Calif., Dec. 1986. In 1905, her parents Abraham Friedman and Rebecca Rushall were faced with the decision of a lifetime, whether to leave Russia. It would be 13 years before Rebecca gave birth to the twins who would become America's best-loved advice columnists.

Famous advice columnists Abigail Van Buren, left, and
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Famous advice columnists Abigail Van Buren, left, and twin sister Ann Landers share a light moment after arriving in Sioux City to attend their 50th high school reunion, June 21, 1986.

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Pauline Friedman Phillips, who wrote under the name
(Credit: AP)

Pauline Friedman Phillips, who wrote under the name of Abigail Van Buren and was known to her readers as “Dear Abby,” attends the wedding of Maria Shriver and Arnold Schwarzenegger in Hyannis, Mass. (April 26, 1986)

Dear Abby(Abigail Van Buren) and her daughter Jeanne
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Dear Abby(Abigail Van Buren) and her daughter Jeanne Phillips

Undated photo of Abigail Van Buren (Dear Abby)
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Undated photo of Abigail Van Buren (Dear Abby)

Abigail Van Buren (undated)
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Abigail Van Buren (undated)

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