Melinda Dillon In A Christmas Story

December 25, 2007
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Meet Melinda Dillon, an actress who is seen for 24 hours straight every Christmas as one cable network or another has a marathon of “A Christmas Story”. See her biography, photos and video here.




TBS has been showing the classic movie “A Christmas Story” all day. In the movie, Melinda Dillon plays Ralphie’s kooky and loving mother.

Melinda Dillon Biography

As a biography, Melinda Dillon was born on October 13, 1939 in Hope, Arkansas, so her age is 68. Dillon began in the entertainment industry as a improvisational comedian, even appearing on stage with he famous improv troupe Second City, but she has since become known for her supporting acting roles for which she has been nominated for several awards, including a Tony, a Golden Globe, and two Oscars. Her most famous role is probably Ralphie’s mom in “A Christmas Story”in 1983. She continued to act in both comedies and dramas after that, appearing in, among others, “Harry and the Hendersons”, “Magnolia” and “Reign Over Me”.

Melinda has remained quite private, so little is known about her personal life. She was briefly married to the character actor Richard Libertini; they had one child together.

Dillon is rated on the all-time best actors list as 921 out of 196,154.

See more photos and video of Melinda .




“A Christmas Story” Video – Melinda Dillon



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One Response to “Melinda Dillon In A Christmas Story”

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    David Holman Says:

    I believe Melinda Dillon has been, is, and will always be beautiful…no matter what her age. Every 13th of October I want to tell her Happy Birthday. Wish I could.