Actress Melinda Dillon passed away on January 9th. She is known from classics such as “Merry Christmas” and “Close Encounters of the Third Kind”. The actress has also been nominated twice for an Oscar. She leaves behind a son.

Melinda Dillon is dead. The US actress, who was known among other things for the Christmas classic “Merry Christmas”, died on January 9 at the age of 83, according to a death notice.

The character actress began her career in theater. Dillon played, among other things, in the US premiere on Broadway in “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?”. She received a Tony Award nomination for her performance.

She started her film career in the late 1960s. She was nominated twice for an Oscar: in 1978 for Steven Spielberg’s film Close Encounters of the Third Kind and in 1981 for The Sensational Reporter. She also had success with the strips This Country Is My Country and Magnolia. Melinda Dillon was married to actor Richard Libertini from 1963 to 1978, with whom she has a son.

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