Joyce Brothers



  • Birth Name: Joyce Diane Bauer
  • Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, United States
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 10/20/1927, Libra
  • Date of Death: 05/13/2013
  • Profession: Psychologist; writer
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Joyce Brothers Fast Facts:
  • While earning her doctorate at Columbia, she taught at Hunter College in New York.
  • In 1955, won The $64,000 Question game show in the category of boxing, and later triumphed on The $64,000 Challenge.
  • Appeared before the grand jury investigating quiz-show rigging in the late 1950s.
  • Her syndicated column at one time appeared in more than 300 newspapers.
  • Among her TV series were The Dr. Joyce Brothers ShowAsk Dr. Brothers, Consult Dr. Brothers and Living Easy With Dr. Joyce Brothers.
  • Considered herself "the founding mother [of] media psychology."
  • Wrote 10 books on the subject of psychology.
  • Often appeared as herself in TV series and films.
  • Was a guest on The Tonight Show With Johnny Carson more than 90 times.
  • Joyce Brothers Relationships:
  • Milton Brothers - Husband (deceased)
  • Morris K. Bauer - Father
  • Elaine Bauer Goldsmith - Sister
  • Estelle Bauer - Mother
  • Lisa Brothers Arbisser - Daughter
  • College:
  • Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, United States (BS in Home Economics and Psychology, 1947); Columbia University, New York, New York, United States (MA in Psychology, 1950; PhD in Psychology, 1953)


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