Its a way to tell someones age if they have ever heard of Sondra Locke. Partnering her name with Clint Eastwood should give a clue, but what ever happened to Sondra Locke?
The Outlaw Josey Wales,The Gauntlet,Every Which Way But Loose, Bronco Billy,Any Which way You Can and Sudden Impact were all films she starred in with Clint whom she was in a relationship with for 14 years. Post-Sudden Impact things went downhill with Clint and Sondra splitting (not amicably either) and resulting in lawsuits which lasted for years.
1990 saw Sondra face and go through a double mastectomy due to breast cancer., 1997 saw her publish an autobiography called The Good The Bad and the very Ugly .
Acting wise not much happened for Sondra post-Sudden Impact.(1986) with 2 TV slots in a single episode and only 3 films. Nothing from 2000 onwards.
Considering Sondra Locke was in so many films in the 70s and 80s, its surprising to see that she vanished from the screens so fast. Was she the best actress around? No. But she was fine and in my opinion could have gone the way of Sally Field and carved out a nice career for herself.
Sondra did release her memoir, titled The Good, the Bad and the Very Ugly: A Hollywood Journey, which also detailed the double mastectomy and chemotherapy that came with her first bout with breast cancer.
Sondra said about her book “I try to cover the good years as well as the bad and the ugly,” “Also, that in even the worst ugly things there can sometimes be a lot that will make you a better person.”
Sadly though on Movember 3rd 2018 Sondra, aged 74, died at her home in Los Angeles after a cardiac arrest stemming from breast and bone cancer,
RIP Sondra Locke.