• Diane  Venora

    Diane Venora

    Born on August 10th, 1952

    From Hartford, Connecticut


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Bird Poster


Director Clint Eastwood, a noted jazz aficionado, directs this heartfelt study of pioneering bop saxophonist Charlie Parker (Forest Whitaker). Moving forward and backward through Parker's brief life before his death of a heroin overdose at age 34, the film foregrounds the saxophonist's difficult relationship with his wife, Chan Parker (Diane Venora), but also features lengthy scenes of Parker improvising on stage, lit with the neon and cigarette smoke of vintage jazz clubs.

Golden Globe (1989)
Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture