Melinda Dillon

  1. Sissy Spacek, Coal Miner’s Daughter, 1979.   “I’ve always wanted to play a singer in a movie, and I’ve always been let down. I didn’t get to play Patsy Cline…”
  2. Tess Harper, Tender Mercies, 1982.   “…  and I didn’t get to play the woman [Rosa Lee] in Tender Mercies. And  I wanted those parts. Then, old Honey came along (in Songwriter, 1984). I wanted to play her, because Willie Nelson  was in it. Singing with  Willie Nelson and his band was one of the most exciting things that I can ever imagine doing.”

 Birth year: 1939Death year: 2023Other name: Casting Calls:  2