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Actress Sondra Locke Has Died of Cancer

Actress Sondra Locke has died at age 74 of cancer.   

She was in one of my favorite and one of the saddest films I've ever seen - The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter with Alan Arkin in the starring role.

 

She had a long time live-in relationship with Clint Eastwood.

 

According to Rolling Stone magazine:

 

"Locke would also appear in 1971’s Willard and TV series like Kung Fu and Barnaby Jones before she was cast in the Clint Eastwood-directed Western The Outlaw Josey Wales in 1976; soon after, Eastwood and Locke embarked on a romantic relationship and on-screen partnership that resulted in five more films: 1977’s The Gauntlet, 1978’s Every Which Way But Loose and its 1980 sequel Any Which Way You Can, 1980’s Bronco Billy and 1983’s “Dirty Harry” sequel Sudden Impact."

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Re: Actress Sondra Locke Has Died of Cancer

She was one of my favorites too...what a wonderful actress.

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Re: Actress Sondra Locke Has Died of Cancer


@Azcowgirl wrote:

She was one of my favorites too...what a wonderful actress.


@Azcowgirl  Truthfully, she wasn't a favorite actress of mine at all, but I loved that movie I mentioned.

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Re: Actress Sondra Locke Has Died of Cancer

@Pearlee

Oops...I see that I misread your post.😊

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Re: Actress Sondra Locke Has Died of Cancer

Second thread.  Pehaps mods can merge.

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@Cakers3 wrote:

Second thread.  Pehaps mods can merge.


Why?  There are lots of repeats on this board w/ no merge.

I didn't see the other thread, even though I looked; just missed it.  That happens here - often.

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Re: Actress Sondra Locke Has Died of Cancer

"The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter" is the first thing I thought of as well, @Pearlee.   Very haunting film and novel, and well-served by the performances of Locke and of course the great Alan Arkin.