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Take My Advice: The Ann and Abby Story (1999)

Not Rated | | Drama, Comedy | TV Movie 19 July 1999
The story of twin sisters, Eppie Lederer and Pauline Phillips, who found fame as dueling advice columnists "Ann Landers" and "Dear Abbey".

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Alan Metzger
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Wendie Malick ... Ann Landers / Abigail Van Buren
Robert Desiderio ... Mort
Kip Gilman ... Jules (as Kenneth David Gilman)
Tyler Gannon Tyler Gannon ... Young Margo
Michelle Duffy ... Grown Margo
David Groh ... Abe
Joann Johnson Joann Johnson ... Rebecca
Karen Johnson-Miller Karen Johnson-Miller ... Beauty parlor woman #1
Angela Nicole Babb Angela Nicole Babb ... Beauty parlor woman #2
Raissa Fleming Raissa Fleming ... Beauty parlor woman #3
Tobias Anderson Tobias Anderson ... Dean Evans (as Tobias Andersen)
George Fosgate ... Cardinal Ryan
Ted Roisum Ted Roisum ... Vatican bishop
Robert D. Heath Jr. ... John Daly
Dennis Bateman ... Edward R. Murrow
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Biography of feuding advice columnist twins, Ann Landers and Abby Van Buren, starts with their early lives in Sioux City, Iowa when they were known as Esther and Pauline through their double wedding and follows them into their columnist successes. However, much of the film also concentrates on their personal and professional feuds that has the run the course of their lives. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Drama | Comedy

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Not Rated
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Now we know the story of Ann and Abby
8 August 1999 | by JennLynnSee all my reviews

How forgotten the story of syndicated twin advice columnists. This not only showed us the real story, but it gives us a glimpse back into the 50's. I think that it was great, and I give it an 8. Now I understand that many people don't like it. Why, because it was about real life. Real life does not run like a sitcom or modern movie. I admit, I could not figure out which twin was which, but after I figured it out by the hair, I was enjoying the movie even more.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 July 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Klatsch mit Herz See more »

Filming Locations:

Portland, Oregon, USA

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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