Melinda Dillon, Who Played Mom in A Christmas Story, Dies at 83, Melinda Dillon is the actress who warned Ralphie
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.
According to Second City, Dillon also worked in the Improv Comedy Club's first court check girl's room.
In 1963, at the age of 23, he wrote Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? made its Broadway debut in the original production of