Melody Anderson (Actress) - Flash Gordon
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Updated: 3/21/13

Name: Melody Anderson

Born: December 3, 1955, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Claim To Fame: She is best known for playing Dale Arden in the 1980 adaptation of Flash Gordon.

Family Life: Sorry, no info found.

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Info: Anderson first appeared in the 1977 series Logan's Run and as a "sweathog" in an episode of Welcome Back, Kotter. Some of her guest appearances on television include Archie Bunker's Place, Battlestar Galactica, Dallas, T. J. Hooker, the pilot episode of The A-Team, and The Fall Guy. She had roles on St. Elsewhere, Jake and the Fatman, Manimal, and All My Chiildren in the 1990s. She played the title role in the made-for-television movie called Policewoman Centerfold in 1983, and starred in the 1986 made-for-television movie Beverly Hills Madam. Her film roles include playing Dale Arden in the cult classic Flash Gordon and the female lead in Dead and Buried.

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Trivia: Appeared in the first 1977 Victoria's Secret catalog.

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Holds an Honors Bachelor Degree in Journalism from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada and Masters of Social Work from New York Univerity's Shirley Ehrenkrantz School.

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Where Are They Now: Anderson's last acting role was in 1995. She attended New York University, graduated in 1997, and developed the "Family & Friends Program" and "Intensive Out-Patient Program (IOP)" at Hazelden New York.

Currently, she works as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in her private practices in Manhattan and west Los Angeles. She facilitates therapy groups at several treatment centers in the LA area, and is working on a book for parents with kids who use drugs and alcohol.

She has continued her education with post-graduate studies in family training at the Ackerman Family and Training Institute in New York and certification in trauma treatment as a Level II-EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing) specialist.

Anderson lectures internationally and is a media spokes- person on addictions and the family. She has given presentations about substance abuse and other mental health-related areas of study.You can learn more about her counseling career at this website:

Anderson has made appearances at genre conventions, such as the October 2009 Big Apple Convention in Manhattan.

Write To Melody Anderson:
Melody J. Anderson, L.C.S.W.
P.O. Box 24483
Los Angeles, CA 90024


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