Dr. Joyce Brothers Dead At 85

Dr. Joyce Brothers Dead At 85

Dr. Joyce Brothers has passed away after a long illness – she was 85-years-old. TMZ has the scoop:

Dr. 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.

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.

May she rest in peace.

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