Dr. Joyce Brothers, Dead at Age 85

Before Dr. Phil and Dr. Oz, there was Dr. Joyce



Dr. Joyce Brothers has died at age 85.

alf.wikia.com

Media personality and psychologist Dr. Joyce Brothers died Monday (May 13) in New York City.

Her cause of death has not been released. She was 85, and is survived by her sister, daughter, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Brothers was known for making “pop psychology” a new way to help the masses. She brought to the cultural lexicon an open forum to discuss issues like divorce, sexuality, feminism, and fear. She was a popular nationally syndicated radio and magazine columnist, listing Good Housekeeping and “Ask Dr. Joyce” among her myriad credits.

Brothers made an impact on local media as well, with guest stints on “VJ’s Corner”, which debuted in Palm Springs in 1988. She also appeared in countless television shows and movies like Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad, “The Love Boat” and “The Simpsons”.

Add your comment:
Edit Module
Desert Guide
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Related Articles

David Brighton Brings Electrifying Glam Rock Act for Modernism Week Party

The world’s best David Bowie tribute artist, David Brighton, will bring back 1970s glam rock during 2015’s Modernism Week on Feb. 14 to benefit the Palm Springs Modern Committee.

AC/DC, Jack White, Rapper Drake Headline Coachella 2015

Metal rockers AC/DC, alt rock king Jack White, and smooth rapper Drake headline the released lineup for the 2015 Coachella Arts and Music Festival set over two consecutive April weekends in Indio.

Director Jeremy Garelick Draws His Own Buzz for "The Wedding Ringer"

Jeremy Garelick, whose words have provided the one-liners to some of the funniest comedy films in recent years including The Hangover, has caught the attention of Hollywood’s elite with his directorial debut of "The Wedding Ringer".

PSIFF: Your Insider’s Guide

Here’s all you need to know about this star-studded, high-profile Palm Springs International Film Festival.

Deap Vally Weaves its Way to Music Stardom

Currently working on its second album with Yeah Yeah Yeah’s Nick Zinner, Deap Valley will join Fool’s Gold and Crystal Skulls and play Ace Hotel & Swim Club’s 2015 New Years Eve bash on Dec. 31.
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Promotions + Contests

Fashionista Friends

Fashionista Friends

Experience the glitz and glamour of Fashion Week El Paseo 2015.
2014/15 Best of the Best

2014/15 Best of the Best

Palm Springs Life’s annual Best of the Best. Readers tell us who their choice is for the “Best of the Best” of the Coachella Valley in over 40 categories.
GuestLife Magical Monterey Bay Experience

GuestLife Magical Monterey Bay Experience

Food + Wine Festival Grand Experience

Food + Wine Festival Grand Experience

Enter for a Chance to Win a Food + Wine Festival Palm Desert 2015 Grand Experience
Cartoon Caption Contest

Cartoon Caption Contest

Each month, we provide a vintage 1950’s cartoon illustrated by Alice Rovinsky. You are invited to submit a caption or vote for your favorite caption.
Edit ModuleShow Tags