Joyce Brothers

Active - 1972 - 2002  |   Born - Oct 20, 1927 in Brooklyn, New York, United States  |   Died - May 13, 2013   |   Genres - Comedy

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America's most recognizable pop psychologist, columnist, author, lecturer, business consultant, and radio personality, Dr. Joyce Brothers has created a fun side-career making cameo appearances in feature films and television shows. Brothers first appeared on television in 1955 on The $64,000 Question, becoming only the second person to win the game show. She used her new celebrity to launch a career, first appearing in guest spots as a commentator before getting her own show, The Dr. Joyce Brothers Show. In addition to hosting her own show, she continued to appear as a guest on both talk shows and game shows, and often appeared on sitcoms as herself, maintaining a presence onscreen for more than five decades. Brothers died in 2013 at the age of 85.

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  • While earning her doctorate at Columbia, she taught at Hunter College in New York.
  • In 1955, won The $64,000 Question game show in the category of boxing, and later triumphed on The $64,000 Challenge.
  • Appeared before the grand jury investigating quiz-show rigging in the late 1950s.
  • Her syndicated column at one time appeared in more than 300 newspapers.
  • Among her TV series were The Dr. Joyce Brothers ShowAsk Dr. Brothers, Consult Dr. Brothers and Living Easy With Dr. Joyce Brothers.
  • Considered herself "the founding mother [of] media psychology."
  • Wrote 10 books on the subject of psychology.
  • Often appeared as herself in TV series and films.
  • Was a guest on The Tonight Show With Johnny Carson more than 90 times.