Academy Award-nominated actress and director Sondra Locke, whose body of work included multiple collaborations with Clint Eastwood, has died after battling bone and breast cancer. She made her film debut in 1968’s “The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter” opposite Alan Arkin. Her performance earned her an Oscar nomination. She’d go on to star in several more films, including a notable stretch of movies alongside Eastwood, including ‘The Outlaw Josey Wales’, ‘The Gauntlet’, ‘Every Way But Loose’, ‘Every Which Way You Can’ and ‘Sudden Impact’. . . Sondra and Eastwood dated for more than a decade until they split, which she later alleged damaged her career. She detailed their relationship and post-breakup turmoil in her 1997 book “The Good, the Bad and the Very Ugly”. Sondra notched four directors credits during her career, for films like “Ratboy” and “Impulse.” Sondra died November 3rd at her home in Los Angeles, but her death was not publicized until Friday. She was 74 and will be missed.
(Source: CNN; Image: imdb.com from ‘The Outlaw Josey Wales’)