Melinda Dillon, Who Played Mom in A Christmas Story, Dies at 83, Melinda Dillon is the actress who warned Ralphie

that she would gouge out her eye as the mother in A Christmas Story. She died on January 9 at the age of 83.

Melinda Dillon also starred in Steven Spielberg's 1977 film Close Encounters of the Third Kind

and he is also known for his Oscar-nominated supporting performance in Sydney Pollack's 1981 film Absence of Massage.

And he died on January 9 at the age of 83. The informer did not give the cause of his death.

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Dillon's family members have told the Giant Freakon robot he requested after his death, He should be cremated by scattering his ashes in the Pacific Ocean

According to Second City, Dillon also worked in the Improv Comedy Club's first court check girl's room.

One night performer Barbara Harris became ill, giving Dillon the opportunity to appear on stage as a student.

Dillon left the Midwest and moved to New York after completing his acting studies in college.

In 1963, at the age of 23, he wrote Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? made its Broadway debut in the original production of Her performance as Honey earned her a Tony nomination.