Melinda Dillon

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Melinda Dillon
Melinda Dillon, c. 1976
Melinda Ruth Dillon

(1939-10-13)October 13, 1939
DiedJanuary 9, 2023(2023-01-09) (aged 83)
EducationArt Institute of Chicago
Years active1962–2007
Richard Libertini
(m. 1963; div. 1978)

Melinda Ruth Dillon (October 13, 1939 – January 9, 2023) was an American actress.

She received a 1963 Tony Award nomination for her Broadway debut in the original production of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?. She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her roles as Jillian Guiler in Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) and Teresa in Absence of Malice (1981).[1]

Her other movie roles include Bound for Glory (1976), F.I.S.T. (1978), A Christmas Story (1983), Harry and the Hendersons (1987), The Prince of Tides (1991) and Magnolia (1999).

Dillon died on January 9, 2023 in Los Angeles, California at the age of 83.[2]

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  1. "Melinda Dillon Biography (1939-)". Film Reference Library. Retrieved 2011-12-24.
  2. Barnes, Mike (February 3, 2023). "Melinda Dillon, Actress in 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind' and 'A Christmas Story,' Dies at 83". The Hollywood Reporter.

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