Advice columnists Pauline Friedman Phillips, left, and her twin sister Esther Friedman Lederers at their 50th high school reunion in Sioux City, Iowa in June 1986. Phillips, who had Alzheimer's disease, died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, she was 94. Phillips' Dear Abby column competed for decades with the advice column of Ann Landers, written by her sister, Lederer, who died in 2002. Their relationship was stormy in their early adult years, but later they regained the close relationship. The two columns differed in style. Ann Landers responded to questioners with homey, detailed advice. Abby's replies were often flippant one-liners.

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Advice columnists Pauline Friedman Phillips, left, and her twin sister Esther Friedman Lederers at their 50th high school reunion in Sioux City, Iowa in June 1986. Phillips, who had Alzheimer's disease, died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, she was 94. Phillips' Dear Abby column competed for decades with the advice column of Ann Landers, written by her sister, Lederer, who died in 2002. Their relationship was stormy in their early adult years, but later they regained the close relationship. The two columns differed in style. Ann Landers responded to questioners with homey, detailed advice. Abby's replies were often flippant one-liners.

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