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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 20 October 1927Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
Date of Death 13 May 2013Fort Lee, New Jersey, USA  (respiratory failure)
Birth NameJoyce Diane Bauer
Height 5' (1.52 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Joyce Brothers was born on October 20, 1927 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as Joyce Diane Bauer. She was an actress, known for The Match Game (1962), The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962) and Oh, God! Book II (1980). She was married to Milton Brothers. She died on May 13, 2013 in Fort Lee, New Jersey, USA.

Spouse (1)

Milton Brothers (4 July 1949 - 9 January 1989) (his death) (1 child)

Trivia (6)

Was a $64,000 winner on the 1950s game show, The $64,000 Question (1955) on the subject of "boxing." Later that same decade, she won $70,000 on The $64,000 Challenge (1956), in the same category.
Provided a voice-over for the song, "Dr. Drew Boogie" on the radio program "Loveline". [2001]
Raised in Queens and Manhattan, she earned a bachelor's degree from Cornell, with a double major in home economics and psychology, followed by a Ph.D. in psychology from Columbia. In the late 1940s and early '50s, she taught psychology at NYC's Hunter College.
Her husband Milton was an internist who specialized in diabetes treatment. It was when he was still a young resident physician making only $50 a month that Brothers decided she would commit herself to winning money on The $64,000 Question (1955). Without knowing much about it at all, she very intentionally chose boxing as her area of expertise, and then used her remarkable memory to study it intensely for months.
She had a daughter, Lisa (born 1953) with her husband, Milton.
Was influenced by: Phil McGraw.

Personal Quotes (3)

On marriage: Marriages, like careers, need constant nurturing...the secret of having it all is loving it all.
On childhood: Feeling gratitude isn't born in us--it's something we are taught, and in turn, we teach our children.
On experience: What used to be old is middle-aged now, and what used to be ancient is just old.

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