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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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1.

TheEric    

It's time for Satan to call Dr. Laura down next...

436 days ago
2.

Lou78Jr    

Rip You lived a long life

436 days ago
3.

barbarella    

RIP! but you lived a full life

436 days ago
4.

Wow ...    

RIP. Condolences to family, friends and fans.

436 days ago
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jakeinlove    

What is it with TMZ practically going out of their way to find the worst looking picture of anyone who is over 35 years of age?

436 days ago
6.

godmother22    

God Bless.

436 days ago
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Sterling713    

Do you think y'all could've found a better pic?

436 days ago
8.

alan    

she won't do that again

436 days ago
9.

Sincerity    

Dr. Brothers seemed like a very "SINCERE" person who tried her best not to judge human nature too harshly. She will be missed. Rest in peace!!!

436 days ago
10.

Cold Azz Honkey    

Beetlejuice

436 days ago
11.

Kelly    

I liked her, but she was a quack.

436 days ago
12.

Criss    

R.I.P.

436 days ago
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AngelPrincesss    

I hope she didn't have to live in pain her last few months. She was an interesting psychologist. Well, not really however I felt compelled to say something nice about a deceased person....

436 days ago
14.

James R. - Los Angeles    

Don't memba her.

436 days ago
15.

Kabala    

Did she smoke? Her teeth look like it.

436 days ago
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