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Dear Abby Creator Pauline Phillips Dead at 94

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.

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