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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.

She influenced: Phil McGraw.