Dr. Joyce Brothers
One of pop culture's most renowned psychologists, Dr. Joyce Brothers pioneered the field's presence in the media during the late 1950s and enjoyed decades of fame as a TV personality. Her onscreen appeal was apparent when she debuted as a contestant on the game show "The $64,000 Question" (CBS, 1955-58), and it wasn't long before she was hosting a series of her own programs, which tended to offer relationship advice, among other topics. She also had a regular long-running column in <i>Good Housekeeping</i> and an extended stint as a syndicated newspaper columnist. Although Brothers became popular for her insight and intellect, she was happy to send up her psychologist persona over the years, with featured guest spots in various film and television productions, both as herself or a fictitious likeness. She died in 2013 after decades of amiable ubiquity.