Sondra Locke, a late American actress and director, was one of the most well-known cinematic characters, with millions of fans all over the world. Her performance in the 1968 film “The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter” earned her widespread acclaim.
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What is the net worth of Sondra Locke?
Sondra’s career as a director and actor earned her a lot of money. Locke reportedly left a $20 million net worth at the time of her death, as well as a beautiful property in Hollywood Hills, which is more than fellow American film director Jacob Bernstein.
Sondra has also gotten a considerable sum of money from her ex-boyfriend, Clint Eastwood, and Warner Bros. as part of a settlement.
Ethnicity and Early Life
Sondra Locke was born to Pauline Bayne and Raymond Smith on May 28, 1944, in Madison County, Alabama, New York. Sandra Louise Smith was her given name, and she was of white ethnicity.
Gordon Leigh Anderson’s marital life
The actress was married; she married Gordon Leigh Anderson on September 25, 1967. The pair had been blissfully married for more than two decades when Locke began to have problems with her lover.
Sondra and her husband.(Source: Fanpop)
In court documents, Sondra stated that the relationship was never flawless, either physically or emotionally. She also mentioned her gay husband, who she described as “more like a sister to me.”
“It’s funny how culture changes, but guys and girls never lived together unless they were married in those days.”
The couple was lawfully married when she died, according to her death certificate.
Previous Relationships of Locke
Prior to marrying Gordon, the actress had a few short relationships. She dated Tom Grissom, a coworker from WSM-Channel, in 1960, but the romance didn’t continue long, and they broke up.
Sondra was afterwards linked to a number of co-stars, including Bo Hopkins, Bruce Davison, Paul Sand, John F. Kennedy, Robert Shriver, and Hawk Koch, but none of them lasted long.
Locke had an on-again, off-again relationship with Clint Eastwood while married to her husband, Anderson. The former couple met on the set of the film The Outlaw Josey Wales in 1972.
She had two abortions before to her romance with Clint, and during an interview, she stated,
“I would pity any child who had me for a mother.”
She got a tubal ligation after her second abortion, citing in her biography that she chose the operation due of Eastwood’s inappropriate behavior for their lifestyle.
Sondra and her partner Clint Eastwood.(Source: Yahoo)
Clint was also the father of two children from a previous relationship with another lady. Sondra filed a lawsuit against Clint in 1989 when he put another lock on their Bel-Air property, forcing her to stay in storage.
After a year of fighting, Sondra and Clint reached an agreement in which Clint would set up a film directing/development deal for Sondra at Warner Bros. Locke, on the other hand, sued Eastwood for fraud in 1955, claiming that the contract with Warner Bros. was a ruse. Sondra also filed a lawsuit against Warner Bros. for colluding with her husband to sabotage her directorial career.
Dated Doctor During The Treatment
Sondra was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1990, after a year apart from Clint, and had to endure chemotherapy and a double mastectomy. During her therapy, she met and began dating Dr. Scott Cunneen, who was 17 years her junior.
After only a year of dating, the pair moved in together in 1991. However, they quickly ran into difficulties in their relationship and discreetly broke up.
Sondra Locke died on November 3, 2018, at the age of 74. Her abrupt death was attributed to cardiac arrest caused by metastatic breast cancer that had spread to her bones; however, the exact cause was unknown until December 14, 2018.
Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park and Mortuary interred Sondra’s remains. Her ashes were later handed to her spouse.
|Birth Date||November 3,2018|
|Full Name||Sondra Locke|
|Father Name||Raymond Smith|
|Father Profession||Military worker|
|Mother Name||Pauline Bayne|