Melinda Dillon: Melinda Dillon was an American actress. She was born on October 13, 1939. She grew up in Cullman, Ala., and lived in Germany for four years before attending high school in Chicago. She got her degree from the Goodman School of Drama at the Art Institute of Chicago (Which Is Now At Depaul University).
Richard Libertini was an actor, and Dillon married him. They got a divorce in 1978. Dillon’s career began as a stage actor and improv comic in “the Second City” in Chicago. The actor played Honey in the original version of “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolf?” by Edward Albee in 1962.
She was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play. She was also in “Paul Sill’s Story Theater” and “You Know I Can’t Hear You When the Water’s Running.” She was also nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her roles as Jillian Guiler in Close Encounters of the Third Kind and Teresa Perrone in the absence of Malice (1981).
She is famous for playing Mother Parker in the holiday classic A Christmas Story (1983). She has also been in the movies Bound for Glory (1976), F.I.T. (1978), Harry and the Hendersons (1987), The Prince of Tides (1991), and Magnolia (1999), for which she was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award.
What Was ‘A Christmas Story’ Star Melinda Dillon Cause Of Death?
Melinda Dillon died on January 9. She had turned 83. She was nominated for an Oscar for her parts in “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” and “A Christmas Story,” where she played Ralphie’s tense mother. No reason for the death was given.
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