Sondra Locke Biography
Sondra Locke (1944-2018) born Sandra Louise Anderson, was an American actress and director. She was born on May 28, 1944 in Madison, Alabama, USA to Raymond Smith and Pauline Bayne. She grew up in Shelbyville, Tennessee.
She was a cheerleader and class valedictorian in junior high. She attended Shelbyville Senior High School, where again she became a valedictorian and was voted “Duchess of Studiousness” by classmates, graduating in 1962. She then attended Middle Tennessee State University and majored in Drama. However, she never graduated.
In 1967, Locke won a nationwide talent search for the part of Mick Kelly in a big-screen adaptation of Carson McCullers’s novel The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter opposite Alan Arkin. Before that win, she had also starred in some half-dozen theater productions with husband Gordon Anderson for Circle Players Inc. Released in the summer of 1968 to critical acclaim, Heart garnered Locke an Academy Award nomination, as well as a pair of Golden Globe nominations for Best Supporting Actress and Most Promising Newcomer.
Sondra Locke Age
Locke was born on May 28, 1944. She was 74 years old when she died 2018.
Sondra Locke Cause of Death
Locke died from cardiac arrest due to breast and bone cancer on November 3rd at age 74.
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Sondra Locke Net Worth
She has an estimated net worth of $10 million.
Sondra Locke Children
She underwent two abortions and a tubal ligation in the late 1970s and was most reluctant about the second abortion, noting “I couldn’t help but think that that baby, with both Clint’s and my best qualities, would be extraordinary.”
Sondra Locke Husband
Locke married sculptor Gordon Leigh Anderson on September 25, 1967. She has stated in court papers that the marriage was never consummated and described her relationship with Anderson (reportedly a homosexual) as “tantamount to sister and brother.” According to Locke, her husband is “more like a sister to me.”
From 1975 until 1989, Locke cohabited with actor Clint Eastwood. They had first met in 1972, but became involved while filming The Outlaw Josey Wales. In 1989, Locke filed a palimony suit against Eastwood after he changed the locks on their Bel-Air home and moved her possessions into storage while she was on the Impulse set. Following a yearlong legal battle, the parties reached a settlement wherein Eastwood set up a film directing pact for Locke at Warner Bros. in exchange for dropping the suit.
Sondra Locke And Clint Eastwood
Locke was in a companion with Clint Eastwood for over 13 years. They first met in 1972, but became involved while filming The Outlaw Josey Wales. During their relationship, Eastwood secretly fathred another woman’s two children.
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Locke filed a palimony suit against Eastwood after he changed the locks on their Bel-Air home and moved her possessions into storage in 1989.
Clint Eastwood And Sondra Locke Movies
- The Outlaw Josey Wales – 1976
- The Gauntlet (film) – 1977
- Sudden Impact – 1983
- Any Which Way You Can – 1980
- Every Which Way But Loose – 1978
- Bronco Billy – 1980
Sondra Locke Movies
- The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter
- Cover Me Babe
- Willard Joan
- A Reflection of Fear
- Night Gallery
- The F.B.I.
- The ABC Afternoon Playbreak
- The Gondola
- The Second Coming of Suzanne
- Kung Fu
- Planet of the Apes
- Barnaby Jones
- Joe Forrester
- The Outlaw
- Death Game
- The Shadow of Chikara
- The Gauntlet
- Every Which Way But Loose
- Friendships, Secrets and Lies
- Bronco Billy
- Any Which Way You Can
- Rosie: The Rosemary Clooney Story
- Sudden Impact
- Tales of the Unexpected
- Amazing Stories
- Ratboy Nikki Morrison
- The Prophet’s Game
- Clean and Narrow