Sondra Locke, the Oscar-nominated actress who starred in several movies with Clint Eastwood —a romantic partner-turned-litigious opponent—has died. She was According to the Associated Press , Locke died on November 3 at her Los Angeles home of cardiac arrest stemming from bone and breast cancer. She was nominated for a best-supporting-actress Oscar for her performance, an auspicious welcome for the Hollywood newcomer.
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The actress died after a cardiac arrest as a result of breast and bone cancer, according to a death certificate obtained by Associated Press. The Hollywood star had undergone a mastectomy and chemotherapy in as a result of breast cancer. Sondra was best known for the six films she starred in with her former partner, Clint Eastwood, who she dated for 13 years. The movies included The Outlaw Josey Wales in
Sondra Locke, the American actor who was nominated for an Oscar for her first film before co-starring in six films with her one-time partner, Clint Eastwood , has died. The actor, who was 74, died at her home in Los Angeles after a cardiac arrest stemming from breast and bone cancer, according to a death certificate obtained by Associated Press. She died on 3 November and authorities were promptly notified at the time. It is not clear why it took nearly six weeks to be reported. Locke was best known for the six films she made with Eastwood whom she dated for 13 years. She had a run of unmemorable film and TV roles until meeting Eastwood on the set of Josey Wales, which he both directed and starred in. Her career would mirror his for the next several years.
She worked often with Clint Eastwood , who was her companion for 14 years. She also directed four films, notably Impulse. Her parents separated before her birth.