(NEW YORK) -- Psychologist, columnist, film, and television personality Dr. Joyce Brothers died Monday at the age of 85.
Before Dr. Phil, before Dr. Oz, there was Joyce Brothers -- the first psychologist to do a TV advice show. First in 1958, Brothers addressed questions of love, parenting and marriage. Then in late night television, Brothers would later become one of the first to broach sensitive issues such as sexual satisfaction, menopause and impotence.
Brothers died Monday of respiratory failure in New York City, according to her longtime Los Angeles-based publicist, Sanford Brokaw.
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