She worked often with Clint Eastwood , who was her companion for 14 years. She also directed four films, notably Impulse. Sandra Louise Smith was born on May 28, , [a] [b] the daughter of New York City native Raymond Smith, then serving in the military, [c] and Pauline Bayne, a pencil factory worker from Huntsville, Alabama who was of mostly Scottish descent, with matrilineages in South Carolina dating back to the late s. Smith never married my mother. Locke was a cheerleader and class valedictorian in junior high.
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She was the daughter of Raymond Smith, a military man stationed nearby, and Pauline Bayne. Smith departed the scene before Sondra's birth. In , her mother wed William B. Elkins, and together they had a son, Donald, in The short union ended in divorce. In , Bayne remarried.
Sondra Locke was an actor, producer, director and talented singer. But it was her destiny to be linked forever with Clint Eastwood , whose partner she was from the mids to the late s. But the pair became trapped in one of the most notoriously toxic relationships in Hollywood history, an ugly, messy and abusive overlap of the personal and professional — a case of love gone sour and mentorship gone terribly wrong. Locke was already married when she met Eastwood — to a gay sculptor called Gordon Leigh Anderson , with whom she had a platonic relationship. She never divorced him and the marriage was still legal throughout her relationship with Eastwood, a fact which undoubtedly counted against her in their painful legal contest. She claimed she had been thrown out of her house by the man she thought was the love of her life. It could well be that Locke was the victim of macho mind games, and her case was an eerie echo of the critic Pauline Kael who was suckered into temporarily quitting her job at the New Yorker by Warren Beatty for a similarly unproductive production deal.
A look back at the esteemed personalities who left us this year, who'd touched us with their innovation, creativity and humanity. By CBSNews. The Associated Press contributed to this gallery. Oh, my sorrows, Sad tomorrows, Take me back to my own home. Oh, my crying Oh, my crying , Feel I'm dying, dying, Take me back to my own home. Scottish singer-songwriter Dean Ford September 5, December 31, was best known as the frontman for the pop group Marmalade in the late '60s-early '70s.