Louise Fletcher, Nurse Ratched in ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Dies at 88

Louise Fletcher, who won an Academy Award for her portrayal of Nurse Ratched in “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” (1975), has died. She was 88. Fletcher’s representative confirmed the news to TheWrap. She died at her home in Montdurausse, France.

In addition to starring opposite Jack Nicholson in Milos Forman’s 1975 adaptation of Ken Kesey’s novel, Fletcher was also known for roles like Bajoran religious villain Kai Winn Adami on “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.”

Fletcher’s acting career lasted over 60 years across film and television. She guest-starred in shows like “Picket Fences” and “Joan of Arcadia,” earning Primetime Emmy nominations for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series in 1996 and 2004 for both roles.

In the 50s, she appeared in shows like “Lawman,” “Bat Maserson,” “Maverick,” “The Untouchables” and “77 Sunset Strip.”

The Wrap

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