Talk:Joyce Brothers

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Editing sorely needed[edit]

I just tried to read this page, but it's so badly written that I gave up. A competent writer should really do a judicious rewrite. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:15, 20 October 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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Dr. Joyce Brothers[edit]

All my life I associated this subject with her full title: "Dr. Joyce Brothers"; as she would be known, addressed, introduced, etc by on television, radio, etc. When I typed in the "common name", it did not bring me to this page. How can the search link this page to those who type in: "Dr. Joyce Brothers"? Thanks. Maineartists (talk) 22:05, 30 June 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Her professional name appears to have been Dr. Joyce Brothers, just as Edward Ellington's professional name was Duke Ellington, William Basie's professional name was Count Basie, and John Rebennack's professional name for most of his career was Dr. John. Of course Ellington and Basie were not really members of the British aristocracy and Rebennack didn't really have a doctorate, but then Brothers wasn't really a practicing psychologist. TheScotch (talk) 23:46, 27 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Sole female grand prize winner on The $64,000 Question[edit]

Brothers' intro says, "She first became famous in 1955 for winning the top prize on the American game show The $64,000 Question, the only woman to do so." But, TV series Get Smart's Barbara Feldon's Wikipedia entry claims she also won the grand prize on The $64,000 Question [in fact she won much more with bonuses]. I suspect other women did as well. None the less, maybe the sentence quoted above should read, "...the only woman to do so up to that time." or similar.


I don't think the article should refer to this person as a psychologist, especially not foremost in the lead. She held an advanced degree in psychology, but that's not the same thing. It's rather like calling her a boxer just because she won contests answering questions about boxing and worked as a boxing announcer. TheScotch (talk) 23:52, 27 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

You Bet Your Life[edit]

I thought that Joyce Brothers' first TV appearance was on You Bet Your Life when she was a graduate student. It would have been about 1952±. I remember watching it, and how she seemed oblivious to Groucho's innuendos. I have been unable to find the episode data, but other people remember it. IMDB was not helpful in this regard. --Bejnar (talk) 08:18, 6 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]