Friday, 28 May 2010

Sondra Locke


Happy Birthday to

Sondra Locke

66 today


Sondra's acting career will always be overshawdowed by her personal life, especially the tumultous and doomed relationship with Clint Eastwood. They starred together in many films including the box office smashes of Every Which Way but Loose and the Dirty Harry sequel Sudden Impact, and their split was also on screens with every lurid detail played in full in the press. Sadly Sondra hasn't ventured near a movie screen in over 10 years.

7 comments:

TomS said...

Ben it is a shame her career never fulfilled its promise. She was so marvelous and heartbreaking in the 1968 "The Heart is a Lonely Hunter". Both she and Alan Arkin earned Oscar nominations for this film. Have you seen it? It is hard to find, but really well-done.

Runs Like A Gay said...

I haven't, no, but I will try to get hold of a copy now you've recommended it.

Anonymous said...

Sondra Locke was born in 1944. This site incorrectly states that she was born in 1947. Here is proof that she was born in 1944 :

Here is the URL for the official website of Middle Tennessee State University, with a photo of actress Sondra Locke in the 1963 yearbook: http://content.mtsu.edu/cdm4/item_viewer.php?CISOROOT=/mtsu1&CISOPTR=1540&CISOBOX=1&REC=6. The 1944 birth year corresponds to her being a unversity student in 1963. If born in 1947, this would make Locke a 16-year old university student, an unlikely scenario.

Sondra's legal name is Sondra Anderson (she uses her maiden name professionally) since her 1967 marriage to Gordon Anderson. On the public Records website Intelius, it states that Sondra Locke Anderson married to Gordon Leigh Anderson living in West Hollywood, California is currently (2011) 67 years old, meaning that she was born in 1944. Here is the URL to that page: http://www.intelius.com/results.php?ReportType=1&qf=Sondra&qmi=L&qn=Anderson&qcs=West+Hollywood%2C+California&focusfirst=1. 

PublicRecords.com also states that a Sondra Locke Anderson who has resided in Los Angeles and West Hollywood married to Gordon Leigh Anderson is currently (2011) 67 years of age, meaning she was born in 1944. Here is the URL: http://www.publicrecords.com/people-search-records/sondra-l-anderson-in-california. 

Here is the URL to a People magazine article (archived on the magazine's official website) from 1989 stating Locke's age as 45, meaning she was born in 1944: http://www.people.com/people/archive/article/0,,20120915,00.html. 

Here is a more recent publication from 2011 stating that Sondra Locke turned 67 on May 28, meaning she was born in 1944: http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/entertainment-general/index.ssf/2011/05/almanac_may_28_2011.html.

As of mid-2011, the Internet Movie Database lists Locke's date of birth as May 28, 1944. Here is the URL: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0516800/

As of of mid-2011, the Notable Names Database lists her year of birth as 1944. Here is the URL: http://www.nndb.com/people/790/000024718/

Runs Like A Gay said...

I received the following Anonymous comment regarding Sondra Locke which for some reason didn't save here:


Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "Sondra Locke":

Sondra Locke was born in 1944. This site incorrectly states that she was born in 1947. Here is proof that she was born in 1944 :

Here is the URL for the official website of Middle Tennessee State University, with a photo of actress Sondra Locke in the 1963 yearbook: http://content.mtsu.edu/cdm4/item_viewer.php?CISOROOT=/mtsu1&CISOPTR=1540&CISOBOX=1&REC=6. The 1944 birth year corresponds to her being a unversity student in 1963. If born in 1947, this would make Locke a 16-year old university student, an unlikely scenario.

Sondra's legal name is Sondra Anderson (she uses her maiden name professionally) since her 1967 marriage to Gordon Anderson. On the public Records website Intelius, it states that Sondra Locke Anderson married to Gordon Leigh Anderson living in West Hollywood, California is currently (2011) 67 years old, meaning that she was born in 1944. Here is the URL to that page: http://www.intelius.com/results.php?ReportType=1&qf=Sondra&qmi=L&qn=Anderson&qcs=West+Hollywood%2C+California&focusfirst=1.

PublicRecords.com also states that a Sondra Locke Anderson who has resided in Los Angeles and West Hollywood married to Gordon Leigh Anderson is currently (2011) 67 years of age, meaning she was born in 1944. Here is the URL: http://www.publicrecords.com/people-search-records/sondra-l-anderson-in-california.

Here is the URL to a People magazine article (archived on the magazine's official website) from 1989 stating Locke's age as 45, meaning she was born in 1944: http://www.people.com/people/archive/article/0,,20120915,00.html.

Here is a more recent publication from 2011 stating that Sondra Locke turned 67 on May 28, meaning she was born in 1944: http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/entertainment-general/index.ssf/2011/05/almanac_may_28_2011.html.

As of mid-2011, the Internet Movie Database lists Locke's date of birth as May 28, 1944. Here is the URL: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0516800/

As of of mid-2011, the Notable Names Database lists her year of birth as 1944. Here is the URL: http://www.nndb.com/people/790/000024718/

Thank you for bringing this error to my attention, I use IMDb for all the birthdays here, and as you can see this post was written before mid 2011 hence the mistake. I have now corrected it.

Pam J. said...

I just finished reading The Good, the Bad, and the Very Ugly. It was surprisingly good, and I thought it was very well written. The story of her relationship with Eastwood is, of course, only half the story but his legal behavior alone makes me believe she was treated badly and unfairly. It's also so sad that her career was derailed, but who knows? Maybe if she hadn't met Eastwood she would have lived a sad life, and I don't get the impression that she has. Her relationship with Gordon is both fascinating and touching. Her decision (which really wasn't a decision) to become financially dependent on Eastwood could be seen as bad judgment on her part and the cause of all her troubles. But she was from a small town, 14 yrs younger than Clint, clearly attracted to him and probably in love with him, so who can blame her. I hope she's happy in life now, and no longer bitter about her life with, and legal troubles with, Eastwood.

Runs Like A Gay said...

I think that's all we can hope for. But on the other hand I'm still bitter about the first boyfriend, who dumped me by e-mail, so who am I to give advice.

Rodney Thompson said...

Does anyone know how to contact Mr. Gordon Anderson? We live in the neighborhood where he grew up in Shelbyville, Tennessee on Belmont Avenue, and are working on preserving the Historic Belmont District. His childhood home is in our district and we would love to get a letter of support, and a few childhood memories from him if at all possible. The districts web address is www.BelmontHistoric.org, if anyone knows how to contact him. Thanks!