Hollywood star Louise Fletcher dies at 88
Louise Fletcher, Oscar-winning actress for her iconic role of Nurse Ratched in ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,’ dead at 88 at his home in the town of Montdurausse, in the south of France.
This was reported by his agent David Shaul to the media, such as CNN, saying that Louise passed away from “natural causes”, without giving more details. Other reports indicate that she had survived two bouts of breast cancer.
The Hollywood star’s career spanned six decades, but she was actually relatively unknown when she appeared opposite Jack Nicholson in the 1970s psychological drama directed by Milos Forman.
Fletcher was born on July 22, 1934 to deaf parents. He won the hearts of many in the film industry when He used sign language in his Oscar acceptance speech. to thank his parents for “teaching me to have a dream.”
He had a recurring role on ‘Star Trek: Deep Space Nine’ in the 1990s, while also garnering major acclaim for appearances on ‘Picket Fences’ and ‘Joan of Arcadia’.
Louise Fletcher also played a psychiatrist in ‘Exorcist II: The Heretic’ and starred opposite Peter Falk in ‘The Cheap Detective’.
In 2020, Fletcher’s role in ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’ inspired a spin-off, Ryan Murphy’s Netflix series titled ‘Ratched’.
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