Oscar-nominated actress, Tennessee native Sondra Locke dead at 74

Posted at 11:02 AM, Dec 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-14 12:02:25-05

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Oscar-nominated actress Sondra Locke has died.

A death certificate obtained by The Associated Press shows Locke died Nov. 3 at age 74 at her home in Los Angeles of cardiac arrest stemming from breast and bone cancer. Locke's death was promptly reported to authorities, but was not publicized until a RadarOnline story Thursday. It's not clear why it took so long to come to light.

Locke – a native of Shelbyville, Tennessee – was best known for the six films she made with Clint Eastwood in the late 1970s and early 1980s, including "The Outlaw Josey Wales," "Every Which Way But Loose," and "Sudden Impact." She and Eastwood also had a 13-year romantic relationship.

She was nominated for an Academy Award for best supporting actress for 1968's "The Heart is a Lonely Hunter," her first film.

*NewsChannel 5 contributed to this report.