Women of the 70’s Then and Now. Part 5

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Melinda Dillon


Although best known for her comedic talent, Melinda Dillon proved herself to be an extremely versatile actress over the course of her four and a half decade long acting career. She got her start in improv comedy and stage acting, and is perhaps best known for being nominated for a Tony Award for her debut in the original 1962 Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? on Broadway. Melinda appeared in many different films as well, and she earned herself Academy Award nominations for her appearances in both Close Encounters of the Third Kind and Absence of Malice. Melinda gave up acting in 2007, but she is still well remembered for her roles in films like A Christmas Story, Harry and the Hendersons, and Magnolia. Her last-ever appearance was in the 2007 film Reign Over Me!

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