Nominated for two Emmy Awards (a total of three nominations for her career) and a Golden Globe for her portrayal of Mahalia Sanchez, actor, comedienne and singer Liz Torres began as a singer and stand-up comedienne in small clubs in New York city, where she and Bette Midler shared Barry Manilow as a musical conductor. She has gone on to open for Liza Minnelli in Las Vegas, to star on Broadway in The Ritz and to give a command performance for King Hassan III of Morocco. She was honored at the White House by President Jimmy Carter during America's first National Hispanic Week celebration. Her television credits include regular roles in the series The Famous Teddy Z (for which she received an Emmy nomination), All In the Family, Phyllis, The New Odd Couple, The Melba Moore Show and The Ben Vereen Show. Torres starred in the telefilms Murder Can Hurt You and Women in Prison and has guest-starred on numerous series, including Murphy Brown, L.A. Law, Quantum Leap, Knots Landing, Murder, She Wrote, Wonder Years, Gabriel's Fire, Gimme a Break, Hunter and Starsky & Hutch. Her feature film credits include the lead role in If We Knew Then and co-starring roles in Hot to Trot, A Million to Juan, Ordinary Hero, Her Life as a Man, Moonbeam, Up the Down Staircase and Concrete Jungle. Torres has also achieved success as an RCA recording artist and has appeared in nightclubs nationwide with Tony Bennett and Helen Reddy, among others.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.
Liz Torres Facts
|Birthday||September 27, 1947 (70)|
|Birthplace||New York, New York, USA|