Melinda Dillon

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Birth Name: Melinda Dillon
Born: 10/13/1939
Birth Place: Hope, Arkansas, USA

Born Oct. 13, 1939 in Hope, AR, Melinda Rose Dillon began her career at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago, IL and subsequently became an original member of the famed Second City improvisational company. She made her Broadway debut creating the role of Honey in the original production of Edward Albee's classic "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" for which she won a New York Drama Critics Award as well as received a Tony nomination. She became a familiar face to audiences of that era with a string of TV guest spots on such popular programs as "Bonanza" (NBC, 1959-1973) and "The Jeffersons" (CBS, 1975-1985), while also making her film debut in "The April Fools" (1969), where she played an eccentric ... Continue Bio >>

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