Louise Fletcher Wiki – Louise Fletcher Biography
Oscar winner Louise Fletcher has died at the age of 88. Although they did not provide a cause of death, the actress’s family confirmed to Deadline that she died peacefully at her home in Montdurausse, France. She is best known for her role as Nurse Ratched in the 1975 Milo Forman film ‘One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest’, which also starred Jack Nicholson. It is widely considered to be one of the greatest films ever made. She won the Academy Award for Best Actress, a Golden Globe Award, and a BAFTA Award for her portrayal of Nurse Ratched at the 48th Academy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles in March 1976.
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Louise Fletcher is 88 years old.
Reverend Robert Capers Fletcher and his wife Estelle, who were deaf and worked with the deaf and hard of hearing, had four children in all, Fletcher being the second. The Birmingham, Alabama native grew up very religious. She and her siblings, who had normal hearing, learned to speak English from her aunt. Fletcher then went on to express an interest in acting like a boy. She finally made her professional debut in 1958, landing four separate television guest appearances on the shows ‘Yancy Derringer’, ‘Flight’, ‘Playhouse 90’ ??and ‘Bat Masterson’. With 1963’s ‘A Gathering of Eagles’, which also starred Rock Hudson, Rod Taylor, Mary Peach and Barry Sullivan, Fletcher made her film debut.
She then followed up with the crime drama Thieves Like Us, also starring Keith Carradine, Shelley Duvall, John Schuck, Bert Remsen and Tom Skerritt. But after that, she didn’t get another movie role for almost 11 years. Milo Forman was attracted to her performance in ‘Thieves Like Us’ and as a result, she was offered the role of Nurse Ratched in ‘One Who Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest’. The psychological comedy-drama won Oscars for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Leading Actor, Best Leading Actress and Best Screenplay from nine nominations. It was a critical and commercial success.
Fletcher’s use of sign language during her Best Actress acceptance speech is still remembered as one of the most unforgettable moments in Academy Awards history. She continued to work steadily in both film and television throughout the years. Her recurring role as Bajoran religious figure Kai Winn Adami on the popular series ‘Star Trek: Deep Space Nine’ is really when most viewers first became acquainted with her (1993-1999). Jerry Bick, a film producer, and Fletcher were married from 1959 until their divorce in 1977. According to Deadline, he is survived by sons John and Andrew Bick, granddaughter Emilee Kaya Bick, sisters Roberta Ray and Edward Ray, as well as 10 nieces and nephews.