Dr. Joyce Brothers died at her home in Fort Lee, New Jersey on May 13, 2013 due to respiratory failure. She was 85.
Brothers has been credited with inspiring Dr. Phil McGraw, who called himself “a very big fan of hers.”
Dr. Phil tweeted last night, “Dr. Joyce Brothers was a pioneer in the field of mental health. She will be missed.”
The popular psychologist was a television personality and columnist, who wrote a daily newspaper advice column from 1960-2013 that was in publications throughout the U.S.
She gained fame in late 1955 by winning ‘The $64,000 Question’ television game show after correctly answered a series of questions about boxing.
Brothers became a popular game show celebrity guest, appearing on ‘Match Game,’ ‘What’s My Line?, and ‘Hollywood Squares.’
‘Happy Days’ actor Henry Winkler tweeted, “Dr. Brothers had game … No matter where she appeared. REST!”
She is survived by her sister Elaine Goldsmith, her daughter Lisa Brothers Arbisser, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.