Actress Diahnne Abbott was known for her roles on the silver screen. Abbott worked on a variety of projects during her early entertainment career, including "Black Hollywood: Blaxploitation And Advancing An Independent Black Cinema" and "Welcome to L.A." (1976) starring Keith Carradine. Abbott made film her next project, appearing in "New York, New York" (1977) with Liza Minnelli, "The King of Comedy" (1983) and the Gena Rowlands dramatic adaptation "Love Streams" (1984). Toward the end of her career, Abbott acted in the Richard Pryor biopic "Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling" (1986). Abbott's husband was Robert De Niro.