Biography

Melinda Rose Dillon (born October 13, 1939) is an American actress, perhaps best known for her roles in Close Encounters of the Third Kind and the holiday classic A Christmas Story.

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Melinda Rose Dillon (born October 13, 1939) is an American actress, perhaps best known for her roles in Close Encounters of the Third Kind and the holiday classic A Christmas Story.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Melinda Dillon, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 43

Birthday 1939-10-13

Place of Birth Hope, Arkansas, USA

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2007 Heartland (3 episodes)
2007 Reign Over Me as Ginger Timpleman
2005 Adam & Steve as Dottie
2004 Debating Robert Lee as Mrs. Lee
2003 A Painted House as Gran Chandler
2002 Cowboy Up as Rose Braxton
2001 The Making of 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind' as Herself
1999 Magnolia as Rose Gator
1999 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1 episode)
1999 Judging Amy (1 episode)
1998 The Effects of Magic
1996 Entertaining Angels - The Dorothy Day Story as Sister Aloysius
1995 How to Make an American Quilt as Mrs. Darling
1995 To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar as Merna
1995 Naomi & Wynonna: Love Can Build a Bridge as Polly Judd
1994 Sioux City as Leah Goldman
1994 State of Emergency as Betty Anderson
1993 Judgment Day: The John List Story as Eleanor
1991 The Prince of Tides as Savannah Wingo
1990 Captain America as Mrs. Rogers
1990 Spontaneous Combustion as Nina
1989 Nightbreaker as Paula Brown
1989 Staying Together as Eileen McDermott
1988 Shattered Innocence as Sharon Anderson
1987 Harry and the Hendersons as Nancy Henderson
1985 The Twilight Zone (1 episode)
1985 Space as Rachel Mott
1984 Songwriter as Honey Carder
1983 Right of Way as Ruda Dwyer
1983 A Christmas Story as Mrs. Parker
1981 Absence of Malice as Teresa Perrone
1981 Hellinger's Law as Anne Gronouski
1981 Fallen Angel as Sherry Phillips
1980 The Shadow Box as Agnes
1979 The Muppet Movie as Woman with Balloon
1978 F.I.S.T. as Anna Zarinkas
1977 Close Encounters of the Third Kind as Jillian Guiler
1977 CHiPs (1 episode)
1977 Slap Shot as Suzanne Hanrahan
1976 Bound for Glory as Mary / Memphis Sue
1975 The Jeffersons (1 episode)
1969 The April Fools as Leslie Hopkins
1951 Hallmark Hall of Fame (1 episode)

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