Sondra Locke, born Sandra Louise Smith, was an American actress and director. She was best known for her roles opposite Clint Eastwood in hit movies, including ‘The Outlaw Josey Wales,’ ‘The Gauntlet,’ ‘Every Which Way But Loose,’ among others. Born and raised in Tennessee, US, she made her film debut with Warner Bros. ‘The Heart is a Lonely Hunter,’ which won her Academy Award nomination. Before commencing her film career, she had married (reportedly gay) sculptor Gordon Anderson, but the marriage was not consummated. She first appeared opposite Clint Eastwood in ‘The Outlaw Josey Wales’ and they proved a popular onscreen pair with a number of successful films together. In personal life, too, the two had a live-in relationship. Locke later turned towards direction and helmed several films, such as ‘Ratboy,’ ‘Impulse,’ ‘Trading Favors.’ Her relationship with Eastwood ended bitterly with Locke filing Palimony and fraud cases against him.
Also Known As
Sandra Louise Sondra Anderson, Sandra Louise Smith
Place Of Death
Clint Eastwood (1975–1989)
Gordon Anderson (m. 1967)