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Melinda Ruth Dillon

October 13, 1939 (1939-10-13) (age 81)
Education Art Institute of Chicago
Occupation Actress
Years active 1962–2007
Richard Libertini
(m. 1963; div. 1978)
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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?. 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).

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).

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