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Popular psychologist Joyce Brothers dead at 85

May 13, 2013 • Entertainment


FILE – This undated file photo shows Dr.Joyce Brothers in the studio of her direct line radio show. Brothers saved a would-be suicide in 1968. The popular psychologist, columnist, and television and film personality has died in New York City on Monday, May 13, 2013. She was 85. (AP Photo, File)

Joyce Brothers, the pop psychologist who pioneered the television advice show in the 1950s and enjoyed a long and prolific career as a syndicated columnist, author, and television and film personality, has died. She was 85.

Brothers died Monday of respiratory failure in New York City, according to her longtime Los Angeles-based publicist, Sanford Brokaw.

Brothers first gained fame on a game show and went on to publish 15 books and make cameo appearances on popular shows including “Happy Days” and Login to read more

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