Pauline Phillips aka Abigail vanBuren (Dear Abby); Photo courtesy of Easter Seals, Source: Wikimedia Commons
Pauline was the twin sister of Ann Landers who found success writing for an advice column. Ann’s success encouraged Pauline to pursue the same career and start a competing colum, “Dear Abby.” This intensified an existing sibling rivalry and their feud soon became public knowledge. Widespread gossip forced the two to reconcile or at least appear they were reconciled.
Photo in the public domain – downloaded from Wikimedia Commons April 3, 2013 –