This day in Jewish history / 'Ann Landers' gets a Jewish voice
On this day in 1955, Eppie Lederer assumed the role of the famous advice columnist and would dole out straightforward advice for the next nearly half-century, often in competition with real-life sister 'Dear Abby.'
On this day in 1955, Esther “Eppie” Lederer wrote her first “Ask Ann Landers” column in the Chicago Sun-Times. By the time she composed her last column, 47 years later, the syndicated feature appeared in more than 1,200 newspapers worldwide, with an estimated readership of 90 million.
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