Sondra Locke

Born May 28, 1947

Sondra Locke is an American actress, singer and film director. She made her film debut in The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (1968), for which she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. From 1976 to 1983, she appeared in six films with then-partner Clint Eastwood, starting with The Outlaw Josey Wales, and ending with the fourth Dirty Harry film, Sudden Impact.… Read More

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1944 Birth Born on May 28, 1944.


1962 18 Years Old Locke was the valedictorian of the Shelbyville Central High School class of 1962. … Read More


1967 23 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1967, Locke won a nationwide talent search for the role of Mick Kelly in The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter. … Read More


1975 31 Years Old Locke had a fourteen-year relationship with Eastwood; they cohabited from 1975 to 1989. … Read More


1989 45 Years Old Lawsuits In 1989, Locke sued Eastwood for palimony, after he changed the locks on their house and placed her belongings in storage.
1990 46 Years Old 1 More Event
They settled in 1990, with Eastwood giving her a directing contract with Warner Bros. in exchange for her dropping the suit. … Read More


1996 52 Years Old In 1996, Locke hired entertainment attorney Neil Papiano and sued Eastwood for fraud, alleging that he had compensated Warner Bros. for the contract. … Read More
1997 53 Years Old In 1997, she published an autobiography, The Good, the Bad, and the Very Ugly A Hollywood Journey.
2001 57 Years Old In 2001, Locke purchased a large, six-bedroom home in the Hollywood Hills, a neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, in the southeastern Santa Monica Mountains. … Read More
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