• Melinda  Dillon

    Melinda Dillon

    Born on October 13th, 1939

    From Hope, Arkansas


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Absence of Malice Poster

Absence of Malice

Megan Carter is a reporter duped into running an untrue story on Michael Gallagher, a suspected racketeer. He has an alibi for the time his supposed crime was committed but it involves an innocent party. When she tells Carter the truth and the newspaper runs it, tragedy follows, forcing Carter to face up to the responsibilities of her job when she is confronted by Gallagher.

Actress in a Supporting Role
Golden Globe (1977)
New Star of the Year - Actress
Close Encounters of the Third Kind Poster

Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Science fiction adventure about a group of people who attempt to contact alien intelligence. Roy Neary (Richard Dreyfuss) witnesses an unidentified flying object, and even has a "sunburn" from its bright lights to prove it. Roy refuses to accept an explanation for what he saw and is prepared to give up his life to pursue the truth about UFOs.

Actress in a Supporting Role