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Dr. Joyce Brothers guest stars as Senator Diedre Kerner, (with guest star Clyde Kusatsu) who is on the Senate approval committee for the new JAG, on a 2004 episode of the CBS show JAG. - Provided courtesy of OTRC / Gale Adler / CBS / Paramount Television

Joyce Brothers dies: TV personality, psychologist was 85

05/13/2013 by Corinne Heller

Dr. Joyce Brothers, a psychologist and television personality who appeared on many shows over the years, has died at age 85.

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She passed away on Monday, May 13, in New York City, her spokesperson told the Associated Press. The cause of Brothers' death was unclear.

The psychologist, whose maiden name was Joyce Bauer, was born in New York on Sept. 20, 1928. She was married once. Her husband, Milton Brothers, died in 1989 from cancer. They had one daughter.

Brothers rose to fame after winning the game show "The $64,000 Question" in 1955. She was the only woman to ever win the show's top prize. She later hosted her own TV advice show and wrote a syndicated newspaper column in the 1970s.

Throughout the next 30 years, Brothers made guest appearances on many TV shows, such as "JAG" (pictured), "Married with Children," "Felicity," "The Nanny" and "Entourage."

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