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Where Are They Now - Friday, September 18, 2015

Hello fans,


You might remember actress Sondra Locke as Clint Eastwood's longtime partner who starred alongside him in several films. This week's issue includes more background info and trivia on Locke and what she's been up to lately!

Take care,
Melissa


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--DEAD OR ALIVE?--

See if you know if the following celebrities have had a
visit from the "Grim Reaper":

Marilyn Chambers: Porn star known for her groundbreaking movie "Behind the Green Door", prior to her porn career she appeared as a young mother on boxes of Ivory soap

Wim Wenders: German director, "Paris, Texas", "The Wings of Desire"

Joe Garagiola: Former catcher for the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team, "Today Show" host, TV game show host, commentator

(Answer at the bottom)

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Sondra Locke

Learn More About Sondra Locke on Celebrity Nooz

BIRTH DATE: May 28, 1944, Shelbyville, Tennessee

CLAIM TO FAME: Locke is known for her role in The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter, and for appearing in several films with former partner Clint Eastwood: The Outlaw Josey Wales, The Gauntlet, Every Which Way But Loose, Bronco Billy, Any Which Way You Can, and Sudden Impact.

FAMILY LIFE: She was with Clint Eastwood from 1975-1989. They never married. She has been married to Gordon Anderson since 1967, but they are separated.

INFO: Locke's career began in 1967 when she won a nation-wide talent search for the role of Mick Kelly in The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter opposite Alan Arkin. Her performance in this film earned her the Academy Award nomination and two Golden Globe Award nominations.

She went on to appear in 1969's Cover Me Babe as Melisse, in the 1971 cult film Willard, and on the television series The F.B.I., Cannon, Barnaby Jones and Kung Fu.

She began appearing in a string of films alongside Clint Eastwood, starting with the role of Laura Lee in 1976's western The Outlaw Josey Wales. Next, she starred with him in the hit action film The Gauntlet (1977) and in Every Which Way But Loose (1978). The 1980 sequel, Any Which Way You Can, was equally successful. Their other films included Bronco Billy (1980) and Sudden Impact (1983) which was the highest-grossing film in the Dirty Harry franchise.

In 1986, Locke directed the feature film Ratboy, and followed this up with the critically acclaimed thrilled Impulse (1990). Later, she directed the made-for-television film Death in Small Doses (1995), based on a true story, and the independent film Do Me A Favor (1997).

TRIVIA: Breast cancer survivor.

Graduated from Shelbyville Central High (now Shelbyville Senior High School) in 1962.

Attended Middle Tennessee State University, but did not graduate.

Has one younger maternal half-brother, Donald Locke (b. 1946).

Listed as one of the top sex stars of 1969 by Playboy magazine.

Underwent two abortions and a tubal ligation in the late 1970s.

Later discovered Eastwood secretly fathered two children with another woman during the last three years of their relationship.

Underwent a double mastectomy and chemotherapy due to breast cancer in 1990.

In 1997, she published an autobiography, The Good, the Bad, and the Very Ugly - A Hollywood Journey.

WHERE IS SHE NOW: Her last acting credit was in 2008's Clean and Narrow. Locke has not worked in the film industry since then. She now lives in Hollywood Hills with her partner Scott Cunneen and is retired from acting.

WRITE TO SONDRA LOCKE:
Sondra Locke
15821 Ventura Blvd. #235
Encino, CA 91436

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CREDITS:

2008 Clean and Narrow...Betsy Brand

2000 The Prophet's Game...Adele Highsmith (adult)

1987 Tales of the Unexpected (TV Movie)

1986 Ratboy...Nikki Morrison

1985 Amazing Stories (TV Series)...Vanessa Sullivan
Vanessa in the Garden (1985)

1984 Tales of the Unexpected (TV Series)...Edna
Bird of Prey (1984)

1983 Sudden Impact...Jennifer Spencer

1982 Rosie: The Rosemary Clooney Story (TV Movie)...Rosemary Clooney

1980 Any Which Way You Can...Lynn Halsey-Taylor

1980 Bronco Billy...Antoinette Lily

1979 Friendships, Secrets and Lies (TV Movie)...Jessie

1978 Every Which Way But Loose...Lynn Halsey-Taylor

1977 The Gauntlet...Gus Mally

1977 The Shadow of Chikara...Drusilla Wilcox

1977 Death Game...Agatha Jackson

1976 The Outlaw Josey Wales...Laura Lee

1976 Joe Forrester (TV Series)
A Game of Love

1973-1975 Cannon (TV Series)...Stacey Murdock / Trish
A Touch of Venom (1975) ... Stacey Murdock
Death of a Stone Seahorse (1973) ... Trish

1975 Barnaby Jones (TV Series)...Alicia
The Orchid Killer (1975)

1974 Planet of the Apes (TV Series)...Amy
The Cure (1974)

1974 The Second Coming of Suzanne Suzanne

1974 Kung Fu (TV Series)...Gwyneth Jenkins
This Valley of Terror (1974)

1973 The ABC Afternoon Playbreak (TV Series)...Nora Sells
My Secret Mother (1973)

1973 A Reflection of Fear...Marguerite

1973 The Gondola (TV Movie)...Jackie

1972 The F.B.I. (TV Series)...Regina Mason
Dark Christmas (1972)

1972 Rod Serling's Night Gallery (TV Series)...Sheila Gray (segment "A Feast of Blood")
Lindemann's Catch/A Feast of Blood/The Late Mr. Peddington (1972)

1971 Willard...Joan

1970 Cover Me Babe...Melisse

1968 The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter...Mick

To see Then & Now pictures of Sondra Locke, visit: Celebrity Nooz

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--Answers to DEAD OR ALIVE--

Marilyn Chambers - DEAD
Born: 04/22/1952 Died: 04/12/2009

Wim Wenders - ALIVE
Born: 08/14/1945

Joe Garagiola - ALIVE
Born: 02/12/1926

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