Sondra Locke

Born May 28, 1947

Sondra Locke is a retired American actress and film director. She made her film debut in 1968 in The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter, for which she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Between 1976 and 1983, she appeared in The Outlaw Josey Wales, The Gauntlet, Every Which Way but Loose, Bronco Billy, Any Which Way You Can, and Sudden Impact with her then-partner, Clint Eastwood.… Read More

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1944 Birth Born on May 28, 1944.


1962 18 Years Old Locke was a cheerleader and class valedictorian in junior high. She attended Shelbyville Senior High School, where she was again valedictorian and voted "Duchess of Studiousness" by her class, graduating in May 1962. … Read More


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In 1967, Locke won a nationwide talent search for the role of Mick Kelly in The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter, opposite Alan Arkin.
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…  She made her film debut in 1968 in The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter, for which she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. … Read More
1971 27 Years Old Locke's next film role was as Melisse in Cover Me Babe (aka Run Shadow Run) opposite Robert Forster. In 1971, she co-starred with Bruce Davison and Ernest Borgnine in the psychological thriller Willard, which became a box office hit. … Read More
1972 28 Years Old In the 1972 Night Gallery episode, "A Feast of Blood", she played the victim of a curse planted by Norman Lloyd; the recipient of a brooch that devoured her. … Read More


1976 32 Years Old In 1976, Locke had a supporting role in The Outlaw Josey Wales as Laura Lee, the romantic interest of Clint Eastwood's character. … Read More
1978 34 Years Old In 1978, the couple co-starred with an orangutan named Clyde in that year's second highest-grossing film, Every Which Way But Loose, in which Locke played country singer Lynn Halsey-Taylor. … Read More


1986 42 Years Old In 1986, Locke made her directorial debut with the feature film Ratboy, a fable about a boy who is half-rat. … Read More
1989 45 Years Old In 1989, Locke filed a palimony suit against Eastwood after he changed the locks on their Bel-Air home and moved her possessions into a storage facility while she was on the set of Impulse. … Read More
1990 46 Years Old Locke is a breast cancer survivor, having undergone a double mastectomy and chemotherapy in 1990. … Read More
1991 47 Years Old He moved in with her in 1991.


1994 50 Years Old In 1994, Locke sued Eastwood for fraud, alleging that the deal with Warner was a sham–the studio had rejected all of the 30 or more projects she proposed, and never assigned her to direct any of their in-house projects. … Read More
2001 57 Years Old In 2001, Locke purchased a six-bedroom home in the Hollywood Hills, a neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, in the southeastern Santa Monica Mountains. … Read More


2014 70 Years Old In 2014, the media announced that Locke would serve as an executive producer on the Eli Roth film Knock Knock starring Keanu Reeves.
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