Was Dr. Joyce Brothers Jewish?

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It’s a rite of Jewish passage to wonder who out there in the world is Jewish too, especially famous people like actors, singers, athletes, and even social media stars and YouTubers. It’s just something we do.


Dr. Joyce Brothers

At the end of “Naked Gun” (only one of our favorite movies of all time), Frank Drebin learns that Queen Elizabeth’s potential assassin is hiding at a baseball game. Hilarity, including the most memorable national anthem EVER, ensues.Part of this hilarity is the seven-person booth that is announcing the game. It starts rather innocuously with Jim Palmer (previously profiled!) but ends with Dr. Joyce Brothers, because, you know, funny! A woman announcing a sporting event, and not just a woman, a sex therapist! (Before we forget, yes, definitely Jewish, born Joyce Bauer.)

Well, Zucker-Abrahams-Zucker, the joke is on us. For of all the women you could have picked to announce a sporting event, Dr. Brothers is actually a rather sensible choice. Oh, you clever Jews!

As it turns out, Dr. Brothers is a… boxing expert. In 1958, she became the first woman to serve as a color commentator for a boxing match. From that point on, however, she became a sex therapy media mogul, leaving sports in the dust. Until Zucker-Abrahams-Zucker came calling, that is.

Hey, look! It’s Enrico Pallazzo!

Verdict: Jew.

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