Melody Anderson

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Melody Anderson is not only a social worker and public speaker specializing in the impact of addiction on families, she is a retired actress whose most high-profile role was playing Dale Arden in the 1980 adaptation of Flash Gordon.

Her first national exposure was as a guest star in the 1977 series Logan's Run and as a "Sweathog" in a 1977 episode of Welcome Back, Kotter. She made numerous guest appearances on television, including Archie Bunker's Place, Battlestar Galactica, Dallas, T. J. Hooker, CHiPs, the pilot episode of The A-Team, and The Fall Guy. She had recurring roles on St. Elsewhere and Jake and the Fatman. She was the female lead of the NBC 1983 series Manimal and a guest star in the Murder, She Wrote episode "Prediction: Murder" in 1989.

In her most notable roles, Anderson played the female lead Dale Arden in the cult classic Flash Gordon (1980) and the female lead Janet Gillis in Dead and Buried (1981). In 1986, she appeared with Nicolas Cage in The Boy in Blue and starred in the made-for-television movie Beverly Hills Madam. From 1992–1993, Anderson portrayed Natalie Marlowe, and briefly her twin sister Janet Dillon, on the soap opera All My Children.

Anderson currently has a private practice in New York and Los Angeles, facilitates therapy groups, and provides staff supervision at several treatment centers in Los Angeles. Her goal is to replicate her New York radio show in The Southland.

Now ready for prime time, Melody Anderson, L.C.S.W, is a valuable media resource to inform, enlighten and entertain any audience on the various joys and difficulties of the human experience.