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Melinda Dillon (Melinda Rose Dillon)

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Biography

Hope, Arkansas, USA
Melinda Dillon was born October 13, 1939, in Hope, Arkansas, to Norine and W.S Dillon. She attended Hyde Park High School. Melinda started in improvisational comedy, and stage acting before she made her feature-film debut as an eccentric neighbor of Catherine Deneuve's in The April Fools (1969). After a seven year absence, she returned to film with appearances in Bound for Glory (1976). And in Steven Spielberg's Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977). She played a mother coping with the alien abduction of her son. Her performance in the film earned her an Oscar nomination. Read more...

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Character: Suzanne Hanrahan

Slap Shot 1977

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Character: Ginger Timpleman

Reign Over Me 2007

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Character: Gran Chandler

A Painted House 2003

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Character: Rose Gator

Magnolia 1999

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Character: Leah Goldman

Sioux City 1994

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Character: Carol Mothershed

Confessions: Two Faces of Evil 1994

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Character: Eileen McDermott

Staying Together 1989

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Character: Joyce Mollencamp

Shattered Spirits 1986

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Character: Rose Braxton

Cowboy Up 2001

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Character: Stacey Barbella

East Side/West Side 1963

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Character: Honey Carder

Songwriter 1984

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Character: Woman with Balloon

The Muppet Movie 1979

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Character: Jeannie Birch

The Defenders 1961

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Character: Mary - Woody's Wife / Memphis Sue

Bound for Glory 1976

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Character: Sherry Phillips

Fallen Angel 1981

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Character: Rachel Mott

Space 1985

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Character: Lily Henchard

Sara 1976

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Character: Paula Brown

Nightbreaker 1989

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Character: Ruda Dwyer

Right of Way 1983

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Character: Anna Zarinkas

F.I.S.T. 1978

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Character: Charlotte Barrington

Pilot 0

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Character: Janet Jacobs

Domino Effect 0

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Character: Janet Jacobs

Smile 0

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