Louise Fletcher, Oscar-Winning One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest Actor, Has Died

Louise Fletcher, best known for her Academy Award-winning role as Nurse Ratched in “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” has died at the age of 88.

Fletcher’s family confirmed to Deadline through her agent that she died in her sleep at her home in Montdurausse, France, on Friday.Fletcher was born to deaf parents in Birmingham, Alabama, on July 23, 1934.

She learned to speak and act from her aunt at the age of 8, and attended the University of North Carolina before a cross-country trip left her marooned in L.A.

(per Variety).

There, she became involved in acting in a professional capacity, appearing on television in guest spots on shows like “The Untouchables,” “Wagon Train,” and “Perry Mason.” However, her filmography soon went dark in 1963 with the film “A Gathering of Eagles.”Fletcher was one of the interviewees in Peter Biskind’s book “Easy Riders, Raging Bulls: How the Sex-Drugs-and-Rock ‘N Roll Generation Saved Hollywood,

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