Margo Howard — daughter of the late Ann Landers and the niece of Landers’ twin sister Dear Abby (born Esther and Pauline Friedman) — had to marry four times before she finally felt she got it right.
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Television psychologist Joyce Brothers died on Monday in New York of natural causes, her publicist said. She was 85.
The Forward’s Bintel Brief was America’s first advice column and ‘Dear Abby’ took the genre mainstream. That’s why Ab Cahan would mourn ‘Abby’s death.
Pauline Friedman Phillips, the daughter of Jewish immigrants from Russia, has died at 94. She was known to the world as the ‘Dear Abby’ columnist who dished out advice to millions.
A one-woman play, “The Lady With All The Answers,” honoring the late Jewish advice columnist Ann Landers has just opened at New York’s downtown Cherry Lane Theatre. This New York premiere of a play that has been touring regionally is an affectionate portrayal of what the British press refers to as an “Agony Aunt.” In both the United Kingdom and the Bintel Brief, Jewish women who followed in the tradition represented by The Forward’s “Bintel Brief”, which offered advice to disoriented immigrants, felt a need to de-ethnicize their personae.