Twin sisters Ann Landers and Abigail Van Buren both had careers as what?

Twin sisters Ann Landers and Abigail Van Buren both had careers as what?

…In July 1914, twin sisters Ann Landers and Abigail Van Buren were born Esther Pauline “Eppie” and Pauline Esther “Popo” Lederer in Sioux City, Iowa. The women went on to write two of the most well-known newspaper advice columns of the 20th century. In 1955, Eppie took over a “Chicago Sun-Times” column already titled “Ann Landers.” The following year, Popo began writing her “Dear Abby” column as Abigail Van Buren — “Abigail” taken from the Old Testament and “Van Buren” inspired America’s eighth President — for the “San Francisco Chronicle.”

Answer to the question “Twin sisters Ann Landers and Abigail Van Buren both had careers as what?

The world has come to know them as the advice columnists Ann Landers and Abigail van Buren (Dear Abby). Raised in Sioux City, Iowa, the sisters were in their late thirties before first Esther, then Pauline, entered the advice business. Esther, known as Eppie Lederer, won a contest to replace the original author of the “Ask Ann Landers” column for the Chicago Sun-Times in 1955. By 1993, the Ann Landers column appeared in 1200 daily newspapers with 90 million readers, making her the world’s most widely syndicated columnist. The column has also been translated into more than twenty languages.

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