DR. JOYCE BROTHERS DEAD
Famed media psychologist DR. JOYCE BROTHERS has died at 85.
Dr. Brothers died peacefully at her home in Fort Lee, New Jersey, her family confirmed.
Spanning six years after her major media launch as the first woman to ever win the popular game show, “The 64,000 Question” in 1955.
Born in New York City in 1927 she married physician Dr. Milton Brothers in 1949.
Dr. Brothers was a regular staple on TV and a pop culture superstar appearing on The Tonight Show more than 100 times doling out advice on love, marriage and rearing a family in the shadowy fear of nuclear annihilation, the Cold War and the Me Generation AND beyond.
She was the host of her own syndicated TV shows, starting in the late 1950s with “The Dr. Joyce Brothers Show” and including “Ask Dr. Brothers,” “Consult Dr. Brothers” and “Living Easy With Dr. Joyce Brothers.”
A syndicated column penned by Dr. Brothers appeared in over 350 newspapers at the height of her fame.
Dr. Joyce often appeared as herself on a veritable Whos’ Who of TV series ranging from “The Jack Benny Program” to “Happy Days,” “Taxi,” “Baywatch,” “Entourage” and “The Simpsons.”
R.I.P. Dr. Joyce.