Melinda Dillon

Melinda Dillon

Melinda Dillon  American Actress


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Melinda Dillon was previously married to Richard Libertini.


Melinda Dillon is a 81 year old American Actress. Born Melinda Ruth Dillon on 13th October, 1939 in Hope, Arkansas, USA, she is famous for A Christmas Story in a career that spans 1963–2007 and 1962–2007. Her zodiac sign is Libra.

Melinda Dillon has been in 4 on-screen matchups, including Dennis Howard in Shattered Innocence (1988), Darren McGavin in A Christmas Story (1983), Greg Mullavey in The Twilight Zone (1985) and Tom Bosley in Bonanza (1959).

Melinda Dillon is a member of the following lists: American film actors, American television actors and American stage actors.


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First Name Melinda
Middle Name Ruth
Last Name Dillon
Full Name at Birth Melinda Ruth Dillon
Alternative Name Melinda Rose Dillon, Melinda Ruth Dillon, Melinda Dillon
Age 82 years
Birthday 13th October, 1939
Birthplace Hope, Arkansas, USA
Height 5' 8" (173 cm)
Build Average
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Blonde
Zodiac Sign Libra
Sexuality Straight
Religion Methodist
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
University Art Institute of Chicago
Occupation Text Actress
Occupation Actress
Claim to Fame A Christmas Story
Year(s) Active 1963–present, 1963–2007, 1962–2007

Melinda Ruth Dillon (born October 13, 1939) is 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?, and 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). Her other film appearances 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).

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Reign Over Me2007Ginger TimplemanMovie
Heartland2007Janet JacobsTV Show
Adam & Steve2005DottieMovie
Debating Robert Lee2004Mrs. LeeMovie
A Painted House2003Gran ChandlerTV Movie
The Lyon's Den2003Charlotte BarringtonTV Show
Cowboy Up2000Rose BraxtonMovie
Magnolia1999Rose GatorMovie
Judging Amy1999Violet LoomisTV Show
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit1999Jenny RogersTV Show
The Effects of Magic1998MomMovie
Entertaining Angels: The Dorothy Day Story1996Sister AloysiusMovie
Tracey Takes On...1996DesireeTV Show
How to Make an American Quilt1995Mrs. DarlingMovie
To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar1995MernaMovie
Naomi & Wynonna: Love Can Build a Bridge1995Polly JuddTV Movie
The Client1995Verna CaldwellTV Show
Sioux City1994Leah GoldmanMovie
Confessions: Two Faces of Evil1994Carol MothershedTV Movie
State of Emergency1994Betty AndersonTV Movie
Judgment Day: The John List Story1993Eleanor ListTV Movie
Picket Fences1992Mrs. KlausnerTV Show
The Prince of Tides1991Savannah WingoMovie
Captain America1990Mrs. RogersMovie
Spontaneous Combustion1990NinaMovie
Staying Together1989Eileen McDermottMovie
Nightbreaker1989Paula BrownTV Movie
Shattered Innocence1988Sharon AndersonTV Movie
Harry and the Hendersons1987Nancy HendersonMovie
Shattered Spirits1986Joyce MollencampTV Movie
Space1985Rachel MottTV Show
The Twilight Zone1985Penny (segment "A Little Peace and Quiet")TV Show
Songwriter1984Honey CarderMovie
A Christmas Story1983Mother ParkerMovie
Right of Way1983Ruda DwyerTV Movie
The Mississippi1982TV Show
The Juggler of Notre Dame1982DulcyTV Movie
Absence of Malice1981TeresaMovie
Fallen Angel1981Sherry PhillipsTV Movie
Hellinger's Law1981Anne GronouskiTV Movie
The Shadow Box1980AgnesTV Movie
Marriage Is Alive and Well1980JeannieTV Movie
The Muppet Movie1979Woman with Balloon (uncredited)Movie
Transplant1979Ann HurleyTV Movie
F.I.S.T1978Anna ZarinkasMovie
The Critical List1978Dr. Kris LassiterTV Movie
Close Encounters of the Third Kind1977Jillian GuilerMovie
Slap Shot1977SuzanneMovie
Enigma1977Dora HerrenTV Movie
Bound for Glory1976Mary - Woody's Wife, Memphis SueMovie
Sara1976Lily HenchardTV Show
The Jeffersons1975DaphneTV Show
Story Theatre1971TV Show
Men at Law1970Connie SwannTV Show
The April Fools1969Leslie HopkinsMovie
Un hombre solo1969Movie
East Side/West Side1963Stacey BarbellaTV Show
The Defenders1961Jeannie BirchTV Show
Insight1960She - Mysterious Woman, Susie, WomanTV Show
Bonanza1959Cissy SummersTV Show
The Cry of Jazz1959Faye (as Linda Dillon)Movie
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Posted commentsView all comments (2)

wjerryzwjerryzDec 24, 2016

Played a wonderful part in Christmas Story

mangogOct 16, 2008

Beautiful lady - especially in "Close Encounters"

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