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Ann Landers

Ann LandersAKA Esther Pauline Friedman

Born: 4-Jul-1918
Birthplace: Sioux City, IA
Died: 22-Jun-2002
Location of death: Chicago, IL
Cause of death: Cancer - Bone
Remains: Cremated (ashes scattered in Lake Michigan)

Gender: Female
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Columnist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Syndicated advice columnist

Died from multiple myeloma, a form of bone cancer.

Father: Abraham Friedman
Mother: Rebecca Rushall
Sister: Abigail Van Buren (her identical twin, columnist, Dear Abby)
Husband: Julius Lederer (founder of Budget Rent-a-Car, m. 2-Jul-1939, div. 1975, one daughter)
Daughter: Margo Howard

    University: Morningside College

    Anti-Defamation League Chairman, Wisconsin-Minnesota ADL (1945-49)
    League of Women Voters
    Lasker Award Public Service Award (1985)
    Margaret Sanger Award 1988
    Traveled to the USSR 1959
    Russian Ancestry

Author of books:
Since You Ask Me (1961)
Teenagers and Sex (1963)


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