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RIP: Melinda Dillon (Close Encounters, A Christmas Story) - Dead at 83

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RIP: Melinda Dillon (Close Encounters, A Christmas Story) - Dead at 83

Melinda Dillon, a two-time Oscar nominee for Close Encounters of the Third Kind and Absence of Malice who also played Ralphie’s mom in A Christmas Story, has died. She was 83. Her family said she died January 9 in Los Angeles but did not give other details.
https://deadline.com/2023/02/melinda...ss-1235249273/

Obituary: https://obituaries.neptunesociety.co...illon-11110599
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Re: RIP: Melinda Dillon (Close Encounters, A Christmas Story) - Dead at 83

Didn't realize she was 8 years older than Dreyfuss.. worst. mom. ever.
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Re: RIP: Melinda Dillon (Close Encounters, A Christmas Story) - Dead at 83

She's memorable to me by those roles. Hope she had a good life.
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Re: RIP: Melinda Dillon (Close Encounters, A Christmas Story) - Dead at 83

She was great in Magnolia.
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Re: RIP: Melinda Dillon (Close Encounters, A Christmas Story) - Dead at 83

Several good turns and a special childhood memory in Slap Shot. RIP
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Re: RIP: Melinda Dillon (Close Encounters, A Christmas Story) - Dead at 83



I wonder if her not being in A Christmas Story Christmas was due to her not being well.

I enjoyed everything I saw her in.

RIP
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Re: RIP: Melinda Dillon (Close Encounters, A Christmas Story) - Dead at 83

I’m sorry to hear she died. I was always a fan of hers. I never cared for A Christmas Story but she was fantastic as the mom in that.

Close Encounters is one of my favorite movies. She was underutilized in it but she was still enjoyable.
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Re: RIP: Melinda Dillon (Close Encounters, A Christmas Story) - Dead at 83

Originally Posted by GoldenJCJ
Close Encounters is one of my favorite movies. She was underutilized in it but she was still enjoyable.
She was quite hot running around braless.
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Re: RIP: Melinda Dillon (Close Encounters, A Christmas Story) - Dead at 83

Enjoyed seeing her in Close Encounters and Slap Shot. Sad to hear.

Condolences to her family.
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I wondered why she didn't temporarily un-retire for the Christmas Story sequel; it was such a milestone in her career, but she must not have been healthy enough. RIP
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Re: RIP: Melinda Dillon (Close Encounters, A Christmas Story) - Dead at 83

explains why she wasn't in the Christmas story remake. Good solid actress. Never overacted, stayed in her lane perfectly, and had a real down home appeal. RIP.
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RIP - CE3K was such a big part of my childhood.

BARRRRREEEEEEEE!
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Re: RIP: Melinda Dillon (Close Encounters, A Christmas Story) - Dead at 83

RIP

Was the mom with the kid that has a UFO encounter in Close Encounters?
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Re: RIP: Melinda Dillon (Close Encounters, A Christmas Story) - Dead at 83

Thought she was particularly good in 'Absence of Malice'.

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