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Dr. Joyce Brothers

Famous TV Psychologist

Dead at 85

5/13/2013 3:11 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0513_joyce_brothers_getty_article2Dr. Joyce Brothers -- once considered the most famous psychologist on the planet -- has died in NYC at the age of 85.

Brothers became famous after winning "The $64,000 Question" game show in 1955 -- the show that triggered the game show scandal in the '50s.

Brothers won by answering a series of questions on the subject of boxing -- and although there was a lot of talk that producers slipped her the answers, it was never proven and Brothers emerged unscathed.

The good doc went on to do countless television and radio appearances. She was always the go-to person for reporters when a criminal did something that defied logic.

She also did cameo appearances in movies -- including "Naked Gun" ... and also appeared on TV shows like "C.H.i.P.s" and "The Love Boat."

Brothers was married to internist Milton Brothers since 1949 ... he died in 1989 ... and the couple had a daughter, Lisa.

She had her own relationships advice TV show in New York by 1958 ... and her books have been translated into 26 different languages.

A rep for Brothers tells us she died after a long illness.



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plc    

theeric.....shame on you!

437 days ago
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plc    

to theeric........shame on you!

437 days ago
18.

DeeMaree    

RIP Doctor. Condolences to your family. Enjoyed your sensible advice.

437 days ago
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Dublin2016    

Cool lady. Such a legacy. Haters will hate but she was one of the better people on television.

437 days ago
20.

Truth    

DR RUTH WESTHEIMER IS NEXT... SHE'S 84. IT WAS THESE 2 QUACKS BACK IN THE DAY - WESTHEIMER AND BROTHERS ALWAYS ON RADIO AND TV. #TRUTH!!

437 days ago
21.

steven    

http://www.backwhenradiowasboss.com/ great oldies

437 days ago
22.

Vote2012    

I could never figure out why she was considered famous? What did she accomplish to become famous, she only seemed to have a good agent who got her on every talk show or TV show in the early years., and all of a sudden she was proclaimed famous.

437 days ago
23.

stan    

R.I.P

437 days ago
24.

Googie    

RIP Dr. Brothers She gave good, honest advice. The truth is hard to take sometimes, but mixed with kindness makes it easier to take that way.

437 days ago
25.

Mike    

Sailing cheater. She won a lot of regattas before it was discovered she'd stripped out the interior of her boat to lighten it which made it faster.

437 days ago
26.

Aenwyn    

RIP, Dr. Joyce :)

437 days ago
27.

carol    

my condolences to the family she had a long and wonderfully fulfilling life and did good with her life's mission...

437 days ago
28.

jeera    

She was a full on ****. Homophobic and DISGUSTING. Beat it BITCH to the graveyard QUUUUICK!! Byyyyyyeeee!!!!

437 days ago
29.

verlinda    

Sorry, but I thought she had died years ago. My condolences to the family. R.I.P.

437 days ago
30.

PeruvianWhite    

"What is dead may never die."

437 days ago
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