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Coroner rules that a dingo actually did take Australian mother's baby

A Cry In The Dark

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Back in 1988, Meryl Streep earned an Academy Award nomination for her role in A Cry in the Dark as Lindy Chamberlain-Creighton, an Australian mother accused of murdering her child. The movie’s most famous line – when Streep proclaims “A dingo took my baby!” – became an oft-parodied gag in the ’90s thanks to Seinfeld. But now, according to People, an Australian coroner has officially confirmed that a dingo (a wild dog found in the Outback) really was responsible for the death of baby Azaria Chamberlain on a 1980 camping trip. The real-life Chamberlain-Creighton spent three years in prison for the crime before a retrial found her innocent. Watch a clip from the film below:


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