Millions of Americans this week are mourning Dr. Joyce Brothers, the Jewish psychologist and media start who died Monday in Fort Lee, New Jersey Monday at the age of 85. She was buried at the Beth David Cemetery on Long Island.
Born in Brooklyn, she earned degrees in psychology from Cornell and Columbia.
She broke ground in the 1950s by deciding to try to win the big prize on the popular $64,000 Question show and picked the subject of boxing, for which she did enough homework to make her a self-made expert.
She won the prize and later was a color commentator for boxing matches.
Dr. Brothers was mostly known as a psychologist who relaxed viewers and readers though her newspaper columns and thousands of appearances on television, dispensing advice on all areas of life.
She appeared more than 100 times on the popular Johnny Carson “The Tonight Show” and was syndicated in more than 350 newspapers.