Brothers, Dr. Joyce 1929(?)–

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Brothers, Dr. Joyce 1929(?)–

(Joyce Brothers)


Full name, Joyce Diane Bauer Brothers; born October 20, 1929 (other sources cite 1927 or 1928), in New York, NY; daughter of Morris K. (a lawyer) and Estelle (a lawyer; maiden name, Rapaport) Bauer; married Milton Brothers (a physician), July 4, 1949 (died, c. 1980s); children: Lisa Robin. Education: Cornell University, B.S., 1947; Columbia University, M.A., 1950, Ph.D., 1953.

Addresses: AgentWilliam Morris Agency New York, 1325 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019.

Career: Psychologist, writer, and actress. Radio appearances include appearances on WNCB, 1966–70, then WMCA, 1970–73; news analyst, Metro Media-TV, 1975–76; news correspondent, TVN, Inc., 1975–76, then KABC-TV, 1977–82, WLS-TV, 1980–82, WABC-TV, 1980–82 and 1986–88, then NIWS syndicated news service, 1982–84, KCBS-TV News, 1987; Fox TV syndication, current affairs special correspondent, 1990–97. Hunter College (now part of the City University of New York), New York City, teaching fellow, 1948–50, then instructor, 1950–52; affiliated with Columbia University, 1948–52; United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), researcher, 1949; consultant to Armstrong Cork Co. Lighthouse for the Blind, cochairperson of sports committee; Olympic Fund, member of fund-raising committee; member of People to People Program and Jewish Federation of Philanthropies; lecturer at numerous colleges and universities; appeared in advertisements.

Member: Sigma Xi.

Awards, Honors: Research fellow, American Association of University Women, 1952–53; awards from Mennen Baby Foundation and Newhouse Newspaper, both 1959; citation, Justice Lodge, 1963, for "unselfish devotion and inspired leadership and service to community"; woman of achievement, Federation of Jewish Women's Organizations, 1964; merit award, Bar-Ilan University, 1968; L.H.D., Franklin Pierce College, 1969; award, Parkinson Disease Foundation, 1971; award, Sigma Delta Chi, 1971, for excellence in broadcasting radio news; president's cabinet award, University of Detroit, 1975; woman of achievement award, Women's City Club of Cleveland, 1981; awards from California Home Economics Association and Distributive Education Club of America, both 1981; Golden Gavel Excellence in Communications Award, Toastmasters, 1982; Public Service Award, Ridgewood Women's Club, 1987; Women Who Make a Different Award, Senator Bill Bradley, 1990; award from Bards of Bohemia, 1993; Diamond Award, 1994; George M. and Mary Jane Leader Healthcare Achievement Award, 1995; National Community Service Award, McQuade Children Services, 1998; Presidential Citation, American Psychological Association, 2002; Friendship Village Sterling Award, 2003; award, American Academy of Achievement; award, Touchdown Club, for general accomplishments for women; appeared on polls of admired and influential women.


Film Appearances:

Herself, Stand Up and Be Counted, Columbia, 1972.

Herself, The War between Men and Women, National General, 1972.

Herself, Embryo (also known as Created to Kill), Cine Artists, 1976.

Herself, Hero at Large, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1980.

(As Joyce Brothers) Herself, Oh, God! Book II, Warner Bros., 1980.

Herself, For the Love of Angela, 1982.

Herself, The King of Comedy, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1983.

Herself, The Lonely Guy, Universal, 1984.

Great Books authority, Charlie Barnett's "Terms of Enrollment" (also known as Terms of Enrollment), 1986.

Herself, Love at Stake (also known as Burnin' Love), TriStar, 1987.

Baseball announcer, The Naked Gun—From the Files of Police Squad! (also known as The Naked Gun), Paramount, 1988.

Herself, Troop Beverly Hills, Columbia, 1989.

Visiting psychologist, Animal Behavior, 1989.

Age Isn't Everything (also known as Life in the Food Chain), 1991.

Coroner, National Lampoon's "Loaded Weapon 1" (also known as Loaded Weapon 1), New Line Cinema, 1993.

Herself, Exit to Eden, Savoy Pictures, 1994.

The Day My Parents Ran Away (also known as Missing Parents), New Line Home Video, 1994.

Herself (therapist), The Misery Brothers, c. 1995.

Herself, Lover's Knot (also known as Lover's Knots), Legacy Releasing, 1995.

Herself, Dear God (also known as Dead Letter File), Paramount, 1996.

Steele's tag team member, Spy Hard (also known as Live and Let Spy), Buena Vista, 1996.

Elvis Is Alive, I Swear I Just Saw Him Eating a Ding-Dong outside the Piggly Wiggly, 1998.

Herself, Beethoven's 4th, Universal Studios Home Video, 2001.

Herself, Analyze That, Warner Bros., 2002.

Herself, Van Wilder (also known as Van Wilder: Party Liaison, National Lampoon's "Van Wilder," and Party Animals—wilder geht's nicht), Artisan Entertainment, 2002.

This Revolution, 2005.

Also appeared in Ragtime … A Period Piece, forthcoming.

Television Appearances; Series:

Cohost, Sports Showcase, NBC, beginning 1956.

Host, Doctor Joyce Brothers, NBC, 1958–63.

Host, Consult Dr. Joyce Brothers, syndicated, 1961–66.

Host, Tell Me, Dr. Brothers, syndicated, 1964–70.

Host, Ask Dr. Brothers, 1965–75.

Host, Living Easy with Dr. Joyce Brothers (also known as Living Easy), syndicated, 1973.

Herself, So You Think You Got Troubles?!, syndicated, 1982.

The Love Report, ABC, 1984.

Contributor, All about Us, beginning 1985.

The Dr. Joyce Brothers Program, The Disney Channel, beginning 1985.

Special correspondent, USA Today: The Television Show (also known as USA Today: on TV), syndicated, 1988–90.

Herself, The Bold and the Beautiful (also known as Glamour, Top Models, and Belleza y poder), CBS, 1989.

Herself, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, NBC, beginning 1998.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Dr. Moira O'Dell, Beggarman, Thief, NBC, 1979.

(As Joyce Brothers) Bystander, More Wild, Wild West, CBS, 1980.

Mrs. Watson, Desperate Lives, CBS, 1982.

Herself, The Last of the Great Survivors, CBS, 1984.

Come and Die with Me: A Mickey Spillane's "Mike Hammer Mystery," CBS, 1994.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Guest, The All-Star Comedy Show, ABC, 1962.

Guest, The Bob Hope Show, NBC, 1971.

Herself, Battle of the Network Stars, ABC, 1976.

Herself, Dick Clark's "Good Ol' Days": From Bobby Sox to Bikinis (also known as Dick Clark's "Good Old Days" and Good Old Days), NBC, 1977.

The Chevy Chase Show, 1977.

Guest, That Second Thing on ABC, ABC, 1978.

Herself, A Salute to American Imagination, CBS, 1978.

Guest, The Chevy Chase National Humor Test, NBC, 1979.

Herself, Bob Hope Special: Bob Hope's "Funny Valentine," NBC, 1981.

The All-Star Salute to Mother's Day, NBC, 1981.

Blondes vs. Brunettes, ABC, 1984.

George Burns' "How to Live to Be 100," NBC, 1984.

Herself, Joan Rivers and Friends Salute Heidi Abromowitz, Showtime and The Movie Channel, 1985.

Judge, The 1988 Miss America Pageant, NBC, 1988.

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, NBC, 1988, 1990, 1992.

The 1989 Miss America Pageant, NBC, 1989.

Herself, Robert Schimmel: Hard Core in the Big Apple (also known as Hard Core in the Big Apple), Showtime, 1990.

Judge, The 1990 Miss Teen USA Pageant, CBS, 1990.

In a New Light '93, ABC, 1993.

Madonna: Exposed, syndicated, 1993.

Herself, Marilyn Monroe: Life after Death (documentary), Showtime, 1994.

Dr. Joyce Brothers Asks, "How's Your Love Life?," PBS, 1994.

In a New Light '94, ABC, 1994.

Herself, Unauthorized Biography: Milo—Death of a Supermodel, Comedy Central, 1997.

The Beef: Romantic Beefs, Family Channel, 1997.

Ozzie and Harriet: The Adventures of America's Favorite Family (documentary), Arts and Entertainment, 1998.

It's Only Talk: The Real Story of America's Talk Shows (documentary), Arts an Entertainment, 1999.

Game-Show Mania (documentary), E! Entertainment Television, 2000.

The Great American History Quiz: Pursuit of Happiness, History Channel, 2000.

Comedy Central Presents the New York Friars Club Roast of Hugh M. Hefner, Comedy Central, 2001.

Judge, Miss USA 2002, CBS, 2002.

Herself, Magic Moments: The Best of 50s Pop, PBS, 2004.

Appeared in the documentary Television: Our Life & Times.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

Soap Opera Digest Awards, NBC, 1989.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Contestant, The $64,000 Challenge, CBS, c. 1950.

Contestant, The $64,000 Question, CBS, multiple episodes in 1955.

Herself, The Merv Griffin Show, NBC, 1963, syndicated, 1968, CBS and syndicated, 1970.

Herself, The Mike Douglas Show, syndicated, 1964.

Herself, Missing Links, NBC and ABC, 1964.

Herself, "Jack Appears on a Panel Show," The Jack Benny Program, NBC, 1965.

Guest panelist, What's My Line?, CBS, 1966.

Herself, Snap Judgement, NBC, 1968.

Herself, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, NBC, multiple episodes, including appearances in 1969, 1970, 1971, multiple episodes in 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1978, 1979.

Herself, The Dean Martin Show, NBC, 1971.

One Life to Live, ABC, 1971.

"Love and the Clinical Problem," Love, American Style, ABC, 1973.

(As Joyce Brothers) Lillian McGraw, "The Adventure of the Two-Faced Woman," Ellery Queen, NBC, 1976.

"Task Force: Cop Killer: Part 2," Police Woman, NBC, 1976.

Dr. Harper, "Do You Still Beat Your Wife?," Police Woman, NBC, 1977.

Herself, Dinah!, syndicated, 1977.

Herself, "Spunkless Spunky," Happy Days, ABC, 1978.

Dr. Paulson, "Sighting 4010: The Waterford Incident," Project U.F.O., NBC, 1978.

Dr. Siginaw, "Sighting 4021: The Superstition Mountain Incident," Project U.F.O., NBC, 1978.

Herself, America 2—Night, syndicated, 1978.

Complimentary passenger, "Dream Ship/Best of Friends/Aftermath," The Love Boat, ABC, 1979.

Vicky Von Vicky, "Hotel Oceanview," WKRP in Cincinnati, syndicated, 1980.

Dr. Lantry, "Attack Angels," Charlie's Angels, ABC, 1981.

Herself, "Revenge and Remorse," Police Squad!, ABC, 1982.

Herself, "The Spaceman Made Me Do It," CHiPs, NBC, 1982.

Herself, "The Wedding of Latka and Simka," Taxi, ABC, 1982.

Dr. Hammond, "Room 3502," Simon & Simon, CBS, 1983.

Herself, "Ballad of Dead Eye Dick," Just Our Luck, ABC, 1983.

"Fun House," CHiPs, NBC, 1983.

(Uncredited) Herself, Saturday Night Live (also known as NBC's "Saturday Night," Saturday Night, Saturday Night Live '80, SNL, and SNL 25), NBC, 1984.

Herself, "Mama and Dr. Brothers," Mama's Family, syndicated, 1986.

Herself, "Separation," Mr. Belvedere, ABC, 1987.

Herself, "A Trip to the Moon," Moonlighting, ABC, 1987.

Herself, "The Family in Question," My Two Dads, NBC, 1988.

Herself, "Tonight, Tonight: Parts 1 & 2," ALF, NBC, 1988.

Herself, "First Love: Part 2," TV 101, CBS, 1989.

Mrs. Cousins, "One Flu Over the Munster's Nest," The Munsters Today, syndicated, 1989.

Herself, Santa Barbara, NBC, 1989.

The judge, "Sue Casa, His Casa," Married … with Children, Fox, 1990.

Herself, The Howard Stern Show, 1990.

Guest, My Talk Show, syndicated, 1990.

Herself, "Attachments Included," Night Court, NBC, 1991.

Herself, "Scorch Likes It Hot," Scorch, CBS, 1992.

Herself, Dame Edna's Hollywood, NBC, 1992.

"The Kiss," Parker Lewis Can't Lose (also known as Parker Lewis), Fox, 1992.

Herself, "Selling Out," Frasier (also known as Dr. Frasier Crane), NBC, 1993.

Voice of herself, "Last Exit to Springfield," The Simpsons (animated), Fox, 1993.

Dr. Gibbs, "System Down," Picket Fences, CBS, 1994.

Herself, "Self Help," Space Ghost Coast to Coast (live action and animated), Cartoon Network, 1994.

Doctor, "Deep Trouble," Baywatch, syndicated, 1995.

Herself, "Amanda Unplugged," Melrose Place, Fox, 1995.

Herself, "Dial M for Melrose," Melrose Place, Fox, 1995.

Herself, "Let the Games Begin," Melrose Place, Fox, 1995.

Herself, "Mother & Son & Father Reunion," Grace under Fire (also known as Grace under Pressure), ABC, 1995.

Herself, "Renaissance Woman," Sisters, NBC, 1995.

Herself, "One Sorry Mother," Hope & Gloria, NBC, 1996.

Herself, "That's Midlife," The Nanny, NBC, 1996.

The Late Show with David Letterman, CBS, 1996, 1998, 1999.

Dr. Bethany Wolf, "Planely Possible," Perversions of Science, HBO, 1997.

Herself, "The Book," The Larry Sanders Show, HBO, 1997.

Herself, "The Ex-Niles," The Nanny, CBS, 1997.

Herself, "Must Kill TV," Diagnosis Murder, CBS, 1997.

Herself, All That, Nickelodeon, 1997.

Herself, Police Academy: The Series, syndicated, 1997.

Herself, "Chelsea Gets an Opinion," Style and Substance, CBS, 1998.

Herself, "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Susan's Party," Suddenly Susan, NBC, 1998.

Dr. Simmons, "Dump the Creep," Mike Hammer, Private Eye, syndicated, 1998.

Sin City Spectacular (also known as Penn and Teller's "Sin City Spectacular"), FX Channel, 1998.

Dr. Hazeltine, "Santa Claude," Diagnosis Murder, CBS, 1999.

Herself, "Freezer Burned," Kenan & Kel, Nickelodeon, 1999.

Herself, "Those Lips, That Hand," Ally McBeal, Fox, 1999.

Herself, "Analyze Dis," The Steve Harvey Show, The WB, 2000.

Herself, "Dr. Joyce Brothers," Biography (documentary; also known as A & E Biography: Dr. Joyce Brothers), Arts and Entertainment, 2000.

Herself, "Miss Con-Jeannie-Ality," V.I.P. (also known as V.I.P.—Die Bodyguards), syndicated, 2000.

Panelist, "Baby the Great Dane," You Lie Like a Dog, Animal Planet, 2000.

Panelist, "Kiko the Bengal Cat," You Lie Like a Dog, Animal Planet, 2000.

Panelist, "Z the Bearded Dragon," You Lie Like a Dog, Animal Planet, 2000.

Judge, "Miss Conception," Felicity, The WB, 2001.

Panelist, When Bad Videos Happen to Good Artists, MTV, c. 2001.

Herself, "Grudge Match," The Mullets, UPN, 2003.

Appeared as a guest host, Girls' Night Out, Lifetime; as a panelist, The Gong Show, syndicated; and in Captain Kangaroo, CBS; Sha Na Na, syndicated; and The Sonny & Cher Show, CBS. Appeared as a moderator in "The Candidate," an unaired episode of Too Something (also known as New York Daze), Fox.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

The National Snoop, NBC, 1983.

Participant, Celebrity Charades, American Movie Classics, 2005.

Radio Appearances:

ABC Reports, 1966–67.

Emphasis, 1966–75.

Monitor, 1967–75.

Voice on the song "Dr. Drew Boogie," which appeared on the series Loveline.



Ten Days to a Successful Memory, Prentice-Hall, 1959.

Woman, Doubleday, 1961.

The Brothers System for Liberated Love and Marriage, Peter H. Wyden, 1974.

Better Than Ever, Simon & Schuster, 1975.

How to Get Whatever You Want Out of Life, Simon & Schuster, 1979.

What Every Woman Should Know about Men, Simon & Schuster, 1982.

What Every Woman Ought to Know about Love and Marriage, Simon & Schuster, 1984.

The Successful Woman: How You Can Have a Career, a Husband, and Family—and Not Feel Guilty about It, Simon & Schuster, 1988.

Widowed, Simon & Schuster, 1990.

Positive Plus: The Practical Plan for Liking Yourself Better, Putnam, 1994.

Dr. Brothers' Guide to Your Emotions, Prentice-Hall, 1996.

Columnist, North American Newspaper Alliance, 1961–72, Bell-McClure Syndicate, 1963–71, Good Housekeeping, beginning 1963, and King Features Syndicate, beginning 1972. Contributor to periodicals, including Parade.



Contemporary Authors, New Revision Series, Volume 13, Gale, 1984.

Encyclopedia of World Biography, Gale, 1998.

St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture, St. James Press, 2000.


Good Housekeeping, December, 1997, p. 58.

U.S. News & World Report, December 6, 1999, p. 76.