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Dillon in ABSENCE OF MALICE

About Melinda Dillon (1939 - )

Melinda Dillon was born on October 13, 1939 in Hope, Arkansas.

Richard Libertini and Melinda Dillon were married, Libertini has been in movies including GRILLED, CULTIVATING CHARLIE he also had a uncredited role in LETHAL WEAPON 4 just to name of few of his movies.

We have seen Melinda Dillon in several movies she has also taken several leading and title role in HARRY AND THE HENDERSONS she played Nancy Hendersons co starring with John Lithgow, Joshua Rudoy and Margaret Langrick. The classic A CHRISTMAS STORY Dillon played Mrs. Parker co-starring with Darren McGavin, Peter Billingsley and Ian Petrella.

A TV favorite Melinda Dillon has had several guest appearances on TV Series including LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT, JUDGING AMY, PICKET FENCES, and CHIPS.

It seems that the state of Indiana has given two great movie sets for Melinda Dillon in 1977 she was in CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND located in Muncie, and in A CHRISTMAS STORY in 1983 located in Hohman.

In the 1977 sci-fi classic CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND this was a huge hit for Steven Spielberg with the famous line "We are not alone" Melinda Dillon co-starred with Richard Dreyfuss, Francois Truffaut, Teri Garr and Bob Balaban. This is also one of her most memorable roles she also received an Oscar Nomination for her part.

As the victim in ABSENCE OF MALICE in 1981 Melinda Dillon received a Oscar Nomination for her preformance.

With a very small role in 1969 Melinda Dillon had her big break in THE APRIL FOOLS.

In 1963, Melinda Dillon was nominated for Broadway's Tony Award in WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?

Melinda Dillon's other notable credits include...

REIGN OVER ME (2007)
ADAM & STEVE (2005)
COWBOY UP (2001)
MAGNOLIA (1999)
HOW TO MAKE AN AMERICAN QUILT (1995)
THE PRINCE OF TIDES (1991)
A CHRISTMAS STORY (1983)

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Melinda Dillon in ABSENCE OF MALICE (1981)

 

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