Van Buren, Abigail

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Van Buren, Abigail Gender: F
Pauline Esther Friedman
born on 3 July 1918 at 12:00 (= 12:00 noon )
Place Sioux City, Iowa, 42n30, 96w24
Timezone CWT h5w (is war time)
Data source
Rodden Rating DD
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 10°56' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 11°55 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 21°49'

Abigail Van Buren


American columnist who, with her twin sister Ann Landers, both became nationally syndicated advice columnists. Together the girls wrote gossip columns from their high school and college days. They married in a double ceremony in 1939.

"Dear Abby" receives 3,000 letters a day and those with a stamped return envelope are answered within a three-week period, thanks to her dedicated staff of six. From 1956, she has written six columns a week, forthright, honest, humorous and sometimes showing a bawdy sense of humor.

Tiny at barely over five feet, she is friendly as a puppy, which conceals a deep sense of privacy. She and her twin sister had one older and one younger sisters, all close for their lifetimes. That family closeness continues into the next generation as Abby's daughter Jeannie works with her, and she has a long-term, comfortable marriage.

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  • Death of Sibling 22 June 2002 (Twin sister Ann died at 83)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Death, Cause unspecified 16 January 2013 (Natural causes, age 94)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

A Sioux City Library newspaper birth announcement gives July 3, 1918. People magazine noted in July 1976 that "the twins were born 17 minutes apart with Esther preceding Pauline." Ann Landers gave July 4 in a letter printed in "Celebrity Register." 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. Steinbrecher gives July 3, 1918 with 9:52 AM CWT.

LMR has a letter in hand from 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)?


  • Traits : Body : Size (5' tall)
  • Family : Childhood : Family extraordinarily supportive
  • Family : Childhood : Sibling circumstances (Twin sister, Ann Landers)
  • Personal : Birth : Twin, triplet, etc. (Twins)
  • Vocation : Writers : Columnist/ journalist (Syndicated)
  • Notable : Book Collection : American Book