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
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. (Read more Joyce Brothers stories.)

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