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Oscar-winning 'Cuckoo's Nest' actor Louise Fletcher dies

8 days ago   |   By My Sanantonio

LOS ANGELES - Louise Fletcher, a late-blooming star whose riveting performance as the cruel and calculating Nurse Ratched in “One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest” set a new standard for screen villains and won her an Academy Award, has died at age 88.
Fletcher died in her sleep surrounded by family at her home in Montdurausse, France, her agent David Shaul told The Associated Press on Friday. No cause was given.
After putting her career on hold for years to raise her children, Fletcher was in her early 40s and little known when chosen for the role opposite Jack Nicholson in the 1975 film by...
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Louise Fletcher Dies: Oscar-Winning ‘One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest' Actor Was 88

8 days ago   |   By Deadline

Louise Fletcher, whose Oscar-winning performance as the sadistic Nurse Ratched in 1975's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest gave Hollywood one of its greatest all-time villains and provided the culture with a portrait of bureaucratic evil so indelible that the character's last name could carry a TV series 45 years later, has died at her...
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