Theresa Betancourt (Liz Torres) is a hospital admissions clerk who temporarily becomes the Bunker maid/housekeeper in Seasons 6-7 of "All In The Family".
|Hospital Admissions Clerk|
Temporary Housekeeper/Maid for the Bunkers
|hospital admissions clerk who temporarily becomes the Bunker maid/housekeeper in order to earn extra money|
|Appeared on:||All In The Family|
|Episodes appeared in:||Seven episodes in Seasons 6-7|
|Character played by:||Liz Torres|
Theresa Betancourt was the Bunker's Puerto Rican housekeeper in seven episodes in seasons 6 and 7 of All In The Family. The part of Theresa was played by actress Liz Torres. Theresa, who gets hired as the Bunkers' temporary maid/housekeeper, was looking to try to earn extra money to attend X-Ray technichian training classes at the hospital where she was employed as an admissions clerk, at the same time trying to break away from a boyfriend Hector, who is never seen on camera.
Theresa, who first meets the Bunkers, then working as a hospital admissions clerk at the hospital which Archie went into for a kidney stone operation the episode "Archie's Operation: Part 1", presents a foil to Archie similar to that of the Jefferson's maid, Florence Johnston served as on another AITF spinoff series The Jeffersons to co-star character George Jefferson, in that Theresa offered some snappy comments and retorts to Archie's bigoted comments and jokes about her Spanish accent! Archie reluctantly agrees with Edith, who had quickly become friends with Theresa, to allow her to take Mike and Gloria's old upstairs bedroom, and the part time job as housekeeper and maid. By the time of the episode "Mr. Edith Bunker", Theresa, who by this time has broken up with Hector and is dating a white man, Brian Schwimmer (Patrick Cronin), whose presence she must hide from Archie, when she invites him "home" to the Bunker residence, and eventually to the upstairs bedroom to have a nightcap!