Yesterday is was Conrad Bain from Diff’rent Strokes and today we find out it’s Pauline Phillips from “Dear Abby.” Pauline had been battling Alzheimer’s disease. Pauline’s daughter, Jeanne — who took over the “Dear Abby” column — says … “I have lost my mother, my mentor and my best friend.”
She adds, “My mother leaves very big high heels to fill with a legacy of compassion,commitment and positive social change. I will honor her memory every day by continuing this legacy.” “Dear Abby” first appeared in print in 1956 and eventually grew to a daily readership of 100 million.
Pretty amazing to have that kind of effect on people. We wish the Phillips family well during this tough time.