TV Psychologist Joyce Brothers Dead at 85 Pioneer of the television advice show By Newser Editors and Wire Services Posted May 13, 2013 5:37 PM CDT 14 comments Comments FILE - In this 2004 file photo, psychologist Dr. Joyce Brothers, left, is interviewed at a news conference in New York. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File) (Newser) – Popular psychologist, columnist, and television and film personality Joyce Brothers has died. She was 85. Longtime publicist Sanford Brokaw says Brothers died today in New York City. She was a pioneer of the television advice show. Her celebrity took off after she entered a television quiz show called The $64,000 Question. She became the only woman to ever win the show's top prize.