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EntertainmentOscar Nominee Sondra Locke Dies at 74

03:30  14 december  2018
03:30  14 december  2018 Source:   variety.com

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Sondra Locke , the Oscar -nominated actress who made six movies with Clint Eastwood before their relationship disintegrated and she sued him for Locke died Nov. 3 at her home in Los Angeles of cardiac arrest stemming from breast and bone cancer, according to her death certificate, which was

Actress and director Sondra Locke , who received a supporting actress Oscar nomination in her first movie role for “The Heart is a Lonely Hunter,” died Nov. 3 at 74 . The Los Angeles County Public Health Department confirmed her death.

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Actress and director Sondra Locke, who received a supporting actress Oscar nomination in her first movie role for “The Heart is a Lonely Hunter,” died Nov. 3 at 74. The Los Angeles County Public Health Department confirmed her death.

She died due to breast and bone cancer, according to Radar Online, which reported that she was laid to rest at Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park & Mortuary.

Locke had a contentious relationship of more than a decade with Clint Eastwood, who first cast her in “The Outlaw Josey Wales.”

Oscar Nominee Sondra Locke Dies at 74 © Photo by James Andanson/Sygma via Getty Images Sondra Locke and Clint Eastwood Locke was born in 1944 as Sandra Louise Smith and raised in Shelbyville, Tenn. She changed her named to Sondra in her early 20s and won a nationwide talent search in 1967 for the part of teenager Mick Kelly in the movie adaptation of Carson McCullers’ novel “The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter.” Locke starred opposite Alan Arkin, who was nominated for a Best Actor Oscar. She also received Golden Globe nominations for Best Supporting Actress and Most Promising Newcomer.

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Oscar Nominee Sondra Locke Dies at 74 . Locke was born in 1944 as Sandra Louise Smith and raised in Shelbyville, Tenn. She changed her named to Sondra in her early 20s and won a nationwide talent search in 1967 for the part of teenager Mick Kelly in the movie adaptation of Carson McCullers’

Longtime Clint Eastwood fans will remember Sondra Locke as the iconic filmmaker's muse throughout the 70s and into the 80s. The pair starred in 6 She was also nominated for an Oscar . The actress has passed away at 74 . She died in her Los Angeles home from cardiac arrest stemming from breast

Locke then starred in “Cover Me Babe,” “Willard,” “A Reflection of Fear,” and “The Second Coming of Suzanne” and took TV roles in “The F.B.I.,” “Cannon,” “Barnaby Jones,” “Kung Fu,” “A Feast of Blood” and “Gondola.” She started working with Eastwood in “The Outlaw Josey Wales” in 1976, followed by “The Gauntlet,” “Every Which Way But Loose,” “Any Which Way You Can,” “Bronco Billy” and “Sudden Impact,” in which she murders the men who had raped her and her sister.

Turning to directing, she helmed 1986’s “Ratboy,” 1990’s “Impulse,” 1995’s TV movie “Death in Small Doses” and the independent film “Do Me a Favor,” starring Rosanna Arquette.

She sued Eastwood for palimony in 1989 and for fraud in 1995 and brought a separate action against Warner Bros. for allegedly conspiring with Eastwood to sabotage her directorial career. She settled the three cases out of court.

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Oscar -nominated actress Sondra Locke reportedly died at the age of 74 on Nov. 3. She died due to breast and bone cancer, according to Radar Online Locke starred as Mick Kelly, a young teenager who befriends her family’s older deaf-mute tenant, played by fellow Oscar nominee Alan Arkin.

Locke earned her Oscar nomination in 1968 for her supporting role in the adaptation of Carson Also Read: Bill Siegel, Oscar -Nominated Documentary Producer, Dies at 55. In it, Locke accused Eastwood and other Hollywood stars and studio heads of manipulating and sabotaging her career.

Locke underwent a double mastectomy in 1990. Her autobiography “The Good, the Bad, and the Very Ugly – A Hollywood Journey,” was published in 1997.

Locke starred recently with Keith Carradine in Alan Rudolph’s drama “Ray Meets Helen.”

She is survived by her husband Gordon Anderson.

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