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Liz Torres

Biography

American comedian and actress who was simply nominated for an Emmy along with a Golden World Award on her behalf role in the John Larroquette Present. She’s also had continuing jobs on Ugly Betty and Desperate Housewives. She proved helpful in city evening membership circuits with a pal young, performing humor and performing. She shot into popularity when Johnny Carson went to among her membership circuit displays and asked her to execute on his tv series. She wedded movie manufacturer Pete Locke, who founded the Kushner-Locke Business. She appeared in lots of famous tv shows, including Gilmore Women with co-star Lauren Graham.

Quick Facts


Full Name Liz Torres
Date Of Birth September 27, 1947
Place Of Birth The Bronx, NY
Profession Comedian
Nationality American
Spouse Peter Locke
Awards ALMA Award for Outstanding Individual Performance in a Comedy Series
Nominations Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress - Comedy Series, Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries, or Motion Picture Made for Television, ALMA Award for Favorite TV Actress - Supporting Role, ALMA Award for Outstanding Actress in a Made-for-Television Movie or Mini-Series, ALMA Award for Outstanding Actress in a New Television Series, ALMA Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female in a Variety or Music Series/Special
Movies Permanent Midnight, Joe Dirt, Just Cause, Hot to Trot, The Odd Couple II, Bloodfist IV: Die Trying, A Million to Juan, Lena's Holiday, The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit, Storm Chasers: Revenge of the Twister, Attack of the 5 Ft. 2 In. Women, You've Got to Walk It Like You Talk It or You'll Lose That Beat, King Rikki, West of Brooklyn, Thieves of Fortune, Once Upon a Christmas, Ordinary Heroes, Maid for Each Other, Sweet 15, The Princess and the Barrio Boy, Opposites Attract, Sunset, Scavenger Hunt, Pinocchio, Gabriela, Luminarias, McBride: Anybody Here Murder Marty?, Taylor
TV Shows Gilmore Girls, Over the Top, The John Larroquette Show, The New Odd Couple, Checking In, All in the Family, Phyllis, City, Ben Vereen... Comin' at Ya
Star Sign Libra

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#Fact
1At one time decades ago in New York, Liz and Bette Midler shared Barry Manilow as their musical conductor.
2She also achieved success as an RCA recording artist, gave a command performance for Morocco's His Majesty King Hassan II of Morocco and was invited to the White House by President Jimmy Carter for America's First National Hispanic Week Celebration.
3As a champion of numerous worthwhile causes, Torres has strongly focused her talent and attention on AIDS, higher educational for minorities, and funding for public television.


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Lost and Found En Cuba2017pre-productionMima (Grandmother)
Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life2016TV Mini-Series post-productionMiss Patty
Chick FlickannouncedActress
My Mom and the Girl2016ShortIrlanda
Futurestates2014TV SeriesSandra Wilson
Devious Maids2013TV SeriesMirta Hernandez
Scandal2012TV SeriesFederal Judge
Expecting Love2009TV SeriesJuanita
Desperate Housewives2009TV SeriesConnie Solis
American Dad!2009TV SeriesCouncilwoman Santos
Private Practice2008TV SeriesJudge Ortiz
Mala wielka milosc2008Juanita
West of Brooklyn2008Mom
Gilmore Girls2000-2007TV SeriesMiss Patty
Ugly Betty2007TV SeriesEvelyn
Taylor2005Teri Richards
McBride: Anybody Here Murder Marty?2005TV MovieEugenie Underwood
Volare2004/IIShortNonna BonGiovanni
ER2003TV SeriesSarah Wilson
American Family2002TV SeriesRosa
King Rikki2002Mother
First Monday2002TV SeriesJanet Crowley
Taina2002TV Series
The Brothers Garcia2001TV SeriesTia Gaby
Joe Dirt2001Beauty College Woman
The Fighting Fitzgeralds2001TV SeriesMrs. Ramirez
Gabriela2001Julia
Rude Awakening2001TV SeriesRosa
Once Upon a Christmas2000TV MovieThe Tooth Fairy
The Princess & the Barrio Boy2000TV MovieMinerva's Mother
Luminarias2000Judge Sanchez
Chicken Soup for the Soul2000TV SeriesMama
Safe Harbor1999TV SeriesArt's Lawyer
Jesse1999TV SeriesRosa Vazquez
Tracey Takes On...1999TV SeriesPhyllis / Liz
Permanent Midnight1998Dita
Caroline in the City1998TV SeriesElizabeth
Storm Chasers: Revenge of the Twister1998TV MovieWallace Houston
The Odd Couple II1998Maria
The Nanny1998TV SeriesConsuela
Ally McBeal1998TV SeriesHanna Goldstein
The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit1998Ruby Escadrillo
Smart Guy1997TV SeriesPrincipal Maldonado
Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child1995-1997TV SeriesMalinal / The Fairy Madrina / Stepmother
Over the Top1997TV SeriesRose
The John Larroquette Show1993-1996TV SeriesMahalia Sanchez
Moesha1996TV SeriesAngela
Latino Laugh Festival1996TV Movie
Just Cause1995Delores Rodriguez
Attack of the 5 Ft. 2 Women1994TV MovieLenora's Mother
Greyhounds1994TV Movie
A Million to Juan1994Mrs. Delgado
Body Shot1994Judge Fernandez
Good Advice1993TV SeriesJuanita
Empty Nest1993TV SeriesMadame LePard
Down the Shore1993TV SeriesHazel
Bloodfist IV: Die Trying1992VideoLt. Garcia
Murphy Brown1992TV SeriesNanny #6
Rescue Me1992Carney
Tequila and Bonetti1992TV SeriesGina / Gina Garcia
Quantum Leap1992TV SeriesAngelita Carmen Guadalupe Cecelia Jimenez
Maid for Each Other1992TV MovieLucy
Lena's Holiday1991Cabbie's Wife
Gabriel's Fire1990-1991TV SeriesJudge Trevino / Judge
Sweet 151990TV Movie
Head of the Class1990TV SeriesMrs. Torres
Opposites Attract1990TV Movie
City1990TV SeriesAnna-Maria Batista
Thieves of Fortune1990Big Rosa
The Famous Teddy Z1989TV SeriesAngie
Mama's Family1989TV SeriesMadame Rita
Alien Nation1989TV SeriesDr. Tamayo
CBS Summer Playhouse1989TV SeriesMiss Camez
Knots Landing1989TV SeriesEmployee
Nightingales1989TV Series
Heartbeat1989TV SeriesClaudette Garcia
Girl Talk1989Liz
Miracle at Beekman's Place1988TV MovieIsabella
The Wonder Years1988TV SeriesMrs. Gambino
Hot to Trot1988Bea
Bustin' Loose1988TV SeriesMrs. Nardino
Sunset1988Rosa
Addicted to His Love1988TV MovieBernice
Duet1987TV SeriesMrs. Doyle
Poker Alice1987TV MovieBig Erma
If We Knew Then1987
Sledge Hammer!1987TV SeriesMaid
L.A. Law1987TV SeriesJudge Linda Ruiz-Quinones
Ordinary Heroes1986
Kate's Secret1986TV MovieLaura
America1986Dolores Frantico
Hunter1986TV SeriesMaria Fuentes
Taking It Home1986TV MovieLola
You Again?1986TV SeriesSusie
Hell Town1985TV MovieMiss Morales
Hill Street Blues1984TV SeriesSuprette Owner / Superette Owner
Not in Front of the Kids1984TV MovieAirport Official
Blue Thunder1984TV SeriesRosie
Her Life as a Man1984TV MovieSusie
Gimme a Break!1983-1984TV SeriesNurse #2 / Secretary
The New Odd Couple1982TV SeriesMaria
Checking In1981TV SeriesElena Beltran
The Jeffersons1981TV SeriesElena Beltran
More Wild Wild West1980TV MovieJuanita
Willow B: Women in Prison1980TV MovieTrini Santos
Murder Can Hurt You!1980TV MovieMrs. Palumbo
Scavenger Hunt1979Lady Zero
Stockard Channing in Just Friends1979TV SeriesMiranda D'Angelo
Starsky and Hutch1978TV SeriesAnita
All in the Family1976-1977TV SeriesTeresa Betancourt
Pinocchio1976TV MovieCat
Phyllis1975-1976TV SeriesJulie Erskine
Ben Vereen... Comin' at Ya1975TV SeriesRegular Performer
Popi1975TV SeriesLupe
The Addams Family Fun House1973TV MovieMorticia Addams
It Happened in Hollywood1973Singing Pedestrian (uncredited)
Love, American Style1973TV SeriesMary (segment "Love and the Cryptic Gift")
The Melba Moore-Clifton Davis Show1972TV SeriesRegular
You've Got to Walk It Like You Talk It or You'll Lose That Beat1971Singer in Men's Room
Utterly Without Redeeming Social Value1969Park Prostitute
Days of Our Lives1965TV SeriesGail (1987)

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Gilmore Girls2000-2007TV Series performer - 4 episodes
Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child1995TV Series performer - 1 episode
Quantum Leap1992TV Series performer - 1 episode
All in the Family1976TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Kitty Can't Help It1975performer: "Kitty Can't Help It"
It Happened in Hollywood1973performer: "Porno Queen"

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Addams Family Fun House1973TV Movie

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Tab Hunter Confidential2015DocumentaryHerself
Biography2007TV Series documentary
TV Land's Top Ten2005TV Series documentaryHerself
Gilmore Girls Backstage Special2004TV MovieHerself
2001 ALMA Awards2001TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
2000 ALMA Awards2000TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
2000 Hispanic Heritage Awards2000TV Special
1998 ALMA Awards1998TV SpecialHerself
Latino Laugh Festival1997TV Special
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade1996TV MovieHerself
The 1995 NCLR Bravo Awards1995TV SpecialHerself
The 47th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1995TV SpecialHerself - Nominated: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
The 52nd Annual Golden Globe Awards1995TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade1994TV SpecialHerself
The 46th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1994TV SpecialHerself - Nominated: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Breakaway1984TV SeriesHerself
The Alan Hamel Show1978-1979TV SeriesHerself
The Mike Douglas Show1971-1978TV SeriesHerself - Actress / Herself - Comedienne / Comedienne
The Jim Nabors Show1978TV SeriesHerself
The Paul Ryan Show1977TV SeriesHerself
The Hollywood Squares1977TV SeriesGuest Appearance
Decisions, Decisions1977TV MovieHerself
Easy Does It... Starring Frankie Avalon1976TV SeriesHerself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1971-1976TV SeriesHerself
Dinah!1976TV SeriesHerself
Break the Bank1976TV SeriesHerself
New American Bandstand 19651976TV SeriesHerself
ABC Late Night1973TV SeriesHerself
The Shape of Things1973TV Special
The David Frost Show1971TV SeriesHerself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hill Street Blues1984TV SeriesSuprette Owner

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1997Golden Eagle AwardNosotros Golden Eagle AwardsOutstanding Actress in a Television SeriesThe John Larroquette Show (1993)
1996NCLR Bravo AwardNCLR Bravo AwardsOutstanding Individual Performance in a Comedy SeriesThe John Larroquette Show (1993)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2006ALMA AwardALMA AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Television SeriesGilmore Girls (2000)
2003DVD Premiere AwardDVD Exclusive AwardsBest Supporting ActressKing Rikki (2002)
2001ALMA AwardALMA AwardsOutstanding Actress in a New Television SeriesGilmore Girls (2000)
1999ALMA AwardALMA AwardsOutstanding Actress in Made-for Television Movie or Mini-SeriesStorm Chasers: Revenge of the Twister (1998)
1996American Comedy AwardAmerican Comedy Awards, USAFunniest Supporting Female Performer in a TV SeriesThe John Larroquette Show (1993)
1996NCLR Bravo AwardNCLR Bravo AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Female in a Variety or Music Series/SpecialLatino Laugh Festival (1997)
1995Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionThe John Larroquette Show (1993)
1995Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy SeriesThe John Larroquette Show (1993)
1994Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy SeriesThe John Larroquette Show (1993)
1994Q AwardViewers for Quality Television AwardsBest Supporting Actress in a Quality Comedy SeriesThe John Larroquette Show (1993)
1990Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy SeriesThe Famous Teddy Z (1989)


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