Dear Abby is an American advisory column, founded in 1956 by Pauline Phillips under

the name "Abigail Van Buren" and today by her daughter, Ginny Phillips, who now owns the legal rights to the surname.

According to Pauline Phillips, she named Abigail Van Buren after the biblical figure Abigail in the Book of Samuel, with the last name of former US President Martin Van Buren.

The column was syndicated by the McNaught Syndicate from 1956 to 1966, when it was transferred to the Universal Press Syndicate.

Dear Abby's current syndication company claims that the column is "renowned for sound, kind advice,

delivered with the straightforward style of a good friend."

Abby was born Pauline Esther Friedman, and her twin sister Esther was born Pauline Friedman. Abby was known as Popo, and her sister was Appi.

Pauline Phillips launched her favorite Abbey column a few months after her twin sister, AP Ladder,

took over the Ann Landers column created by Chicago Sun-Times advisory columnist Ruth Crowley in 1943.

Stair wrote the column until 2002. This created rivalry and this created animosity and this created animosity. Long running dispute between the two sisters.

On February 13, 1987, the Chicago Tribune announced that the Ann Landers column was being transferred to the Tribune,

which had been publishing The Dear Abby column for years. The Tribune runs both the Lander and AB columns six days a week.

Following Ladder's death, on June 22, 2002, Ladder's editors, Cathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar,

continued to maintain The Spirit of the Column Annie's mailbox; It began airing in about 800 newspapers on 28 July 2002.

On June 30, 2016, Annie's mailbox was transferred to the U.S. was syndicated in several newspapers. On that date, Michelle and Sugar wrote:

we say goodbye. It's time to step aside and take advantage of the opportunities none of us have. Until now."

He also introduced columnist Anne Lane, better known as Dear Abby. Annie.

Comparing the columns written by each sister, the Jewish Women's Collection wrote that "both columns were characterized by a simple tone,

practical advice, and firm but modern moral sensibilities" and that "both women used humour,

including satire. " One was included. -Liner, in their answers."

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