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Diahnne Abbott

Diahnne Abbott

Birthdate: May 1, 1945


Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling (1986)

Though Pryor insisted the film was not autobiographical, Pryor plays Jo Jo Dancer, a popular stand-up comedian who has severely burned himself in a drug incident. The film came out after Pryor had severely burned himself while freebasing cocaine in 1980. Though he later claimed the incident was n...

Love Streams (1984)

Love Streams is an 1984 American film directed by John Cassavetes that tells the story of a middle-aged brother and sister who find themselves caring for one another after the other loves in their lives abandon them. The film was John Cassavetes' 11th and penultimate film. He later made the more ...

The King of Comedy (1983)

Rupert Pupkin (De Niro), a stage-door autograph hound, is an aspiring stand-up comedian whose ambition far exceeds his talent. After meeting Jerry Langford (Lewis), a successful comedian and talk show host, Rupert believes his "big break" has finally come. He attempts to get a place on the show b...

Taxi Driver (1976)

Travis Bickle (Robert De Niro), an honorably discharged U.S. Marine, is a lonely and depressed man living in Manhattan, New York. He becomes a taxi driver in order to cope with chronic insomnia, driving passengers every night around the boroughs of New York City. He also spends time in seedy porn...