Torokvei in The New Avengers in 1977
March 19, 1951
|Died||July 3, 2013(aged 62)|
|Occupation||Actor, Writer, Producer|
PJ Torokvei (born Peter Torokvei March 19, 1951 – July 3, 2013) was a Canadian screenwriter, actor, and television producer. A trans woman, her professional credits are generally under her birth name. In 2001, she announced to friends and family her intention to transition from her sex assigned at birth and undergo sex reassignment surgery.
Torokvei was involved with both The Second City and SCTV. Her notable works in film include the screenplays for Real Genius, Armed and Dangerous and Back to School. Her most notable work for television was as a producer and head writer on WKRP in Cincinnati. She also appeared in and wrote for various television shows and films from the 1970s through the 1990s. She died from liver failure on July 3, 2013 at the age of 62.
- The New Avengers (1977)
- SCTV (1981)
- I, Martin Short, Goes Hollywood (1989)
- Hostage for a Day (1994)
- Falling for You (1995)
- Stuart Saves His Family (1995)
- WKRP in Cincinnati (Producer - 2 episodes) (1981-1982)
- SCTV (1981)
- WKRP in Cincinnati (1979-1982)
- Real Genius (with Neal Israel and Pat Proft) (1985)
- Back to School (with Harold Ramis, Steven Kampmann and Will Porter) (1986)
- Armed and Dangerous (with Harold Ramis) (1986)
- Caddyshack II (with Harold Ramis) (1988)
- The Earth Day Special (1990)
- Guarding Tess (1994)
- Hostage for a Day (with Kari Hildebrand and Robert David Crane) (1994)
- A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes (1995)
- Brooks, Stan (July 9, 2013). "Remembering PJ Torokvei: Comedy Genius Behind 'WKRP' Was Transgender Trailblazer". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved July 10, 2013.
- "Our Alumni". The Second City. Retrieved July 10, 2013.
- Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. "WKRP in Cincinnati | Emmys.com". Retrieved on June 4, 2013.
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