Melinda Dillon searches for her son in "Close Encounters of the Third Kind." It brought her first Oscar nomination. This image was fetched from google search and was first found at: ©Columbia Pictures/Courtesy Everett Collection
8. She was also an accomplished singer, performing with several bands throughout her life including Thelma Houston's band 'Thelma and The Sleaze'.
9. As well as acting, Melinda Dillon was also an advocate for social justice causes such as animal rights and environmentalism.
10 Melinda Dillon will be remembered as one of Hollywood's greats; an actress who made an immense impact on film and television industry over five decades that will never be forgotten.