Ed Driscoll

RIP Dr. Joyce Brothers, 85

The very definition of “Pop Psychologist,’ Brothers was a staple of network TV in the 1970s:

With a doctorate from Columbia University, she was a pioneer of the television advice show.

Her celebrity took off in 1955 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.

In a broadcasting career spanning four decades, Brothers hosted syndicated radio shows, dispensing advice to callers. She also appeared – usually as herself – on dozens of TV programs, from Saturday Night Live to CHiPs, and several movies.

Found via the Internet Movie Database, which has a page devoted to her over 160 TV and movie appearances over the years.