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Louise Fletcher, who played Nurse Ratched in ‘One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest’, dies aged 88

Louise Fletcher, well-known for her position as Nurse Ratched in One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, has died aged 88.

In a press release shared with Deadline, Fletcher’s household revealed that she died in her sleep at her residence in Montdurausse, France.

After being born in Birmingham, Alabama, Fletcher’s first roles got here in TV Westerns together with Lawman and Maverick within the Fifties.

Her most well-known position got here within the 1975 movie adaptation of , which noticed her star as Nurse Ratched alongside Jack Nicholson.

For the position, she received an Academy Award, a BAFTA and a Golden Globe, turning into solely the third lady to take action.

In her acceptance speech on the Oscars, she gave a nod to her deaf dad and mom by giving the speech in signal language. Watch that under.

In 2020, a brand new present known as Ratched launched on Netflix, starring Sarah Paulson as Fletcher’s character Nurse Ratched.

Fletcher herself adopted her position in One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest with appearances in plenty of movies together with Exorcist II: The Heretic, The Low-cost Detective and The Woman in Purple.

She additionally gave a number of TV performances in her latter profession, together with Star Trek: Deep House 9, Picket Fences and Joan of Arcadia, in addition to showing as Frank Gallagher’s mom in Shameless.

Fletcher’s ultimate position got here in 2017 with an look on Netflix sequence Girlboss. 

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