|Birthname||Esther Pauline Friedman|
|born on||3 July 1918 at 12:00 (= 12:00 noon )|
|Place||Sioux City, Iowa, 42n30, 96w24|
|Timezone||CWT h5w (is war time)|
|Astrology data||10°56' 11°55 Asc. 21°49'|
American columnist who, with her twin sister Abigail Van Buren, both became nationally syndicated advice columnists. Landers is listed in The Guinness Book of Records as "Most Widely Syndicated Columnist," appearing in more than 1,200 newspapers with estimated readership of 90 million. With her syndicated column, which first appeared in print on 10/16/1955, Landers receives thousands of letters.
Together the girls wrote gossip columns from their high school and college days. They married in a double ceremony in 1939, and Landers divorced in 1975 after 36 years marriage; she has one daughter, Margo.
She and her twin sister had one older and one younger sisters, all close for their lifetimes. Landers died on 6/22/2002, Chicago, age 83.
- sibling relationship with Van Buren, Abigail (born 3 July 1918)
A Sioux City Library newspaper birth announcement gives July 3, 1918. Steinbrecher gives July 3, 1918 with 9:52 AM CWT for Ann and 10:09 AM for Abby. People magazine noted in July 1976 that "the twins were born 17 minutes apart."
Ann Landers gave July 4 in a letter printed in "Celebrity Register." Her daughter in a written interview gave July 4.
Marc Penfield gave 10:09 AM CWT for Abigail Van Buren and 10:00 AM for Ann Landers, as "personal" with July 4 for both.
LMR has a letter in hand from her twin, Abigail Van Landers in which she wrote," July 4, 1918 is the wrong birth date, please do not print the information in "Profiles of Women." Could we have a case in which one twin, Abigail, was born before midnight (on the 3rd) and the other, Ann, after midnight (on the 4th)? This seems unlikely when her daughter reports that her mom was the first born of the girls, by 17 minutes.
- Family : Relationship : Marriage more than 15 Yrs (36 years, divorce)
- Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (One)
- Personal : Birth : Twin, triplet, etc. (Twins)
- Vocation : Writers : Columnist/ journalist