Tears and Laughter: The Joan and Melissa Rivers Story (1994)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Biopic [feature], Family Drama, Showbiz Drama  |   Run Time - 120 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Popular comedienne Joan Rivers and her real-life daughter Melissa portray themselves in this made-for-television movie about their family's trials and tribulations in the 1980s. After suffering through some public blows to her career, Rivers' husband Edgar (often the butt of her jokes) committed suicide. The film shows how the mother and daughter struggled to save their already troubled relationship in the wake of the devastating death.

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comedian, suicide