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Melinda Dillon, Dead at 83

Melinda Dillon was the actress nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her roles as Jillian Guiler in Close Encounters of the Third Kind and Teresa Perrone in Absence of Malice. She is well known for her role as Mother Parker in the holiday classic A Christmas Story. Her other film roles include Bound for Glory, F.I.S.T., Harry and the Hendersons, The Prince of Tides, and Magnolia, for which she was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award.

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