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Oscar-winning actor Louise Fletcher passes away at 88 in France

Louise Fletcher was last seen as Rosie on the Netflix series Girlboss.
04:09 PM Sep 24, 2022 IST | APN Live
oscar winning actor louise fletcher passes away at 88 in france
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Louise Fletcher, the Oscar-winning actor, passed away at the age of 88 in France.

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The One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest actor died of natural causes at her residence in Montdurausse, her family confirmed in a report. The family also said Fletcher died in her sleep.

Popular for her role of Nurse Ratched in Milos Forman’s 1975 film One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Fletcher’s acting career spanned more than 6 decades. She started her acting career on TV and featured in series like Maverick, Lauman, Untouchables, and others. However, the role of Nurse Ratched gained her wide recognition as she bagged the Academy Awards, BAFTA Awards, and Golden Globe.

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With this, Fletcher became the only third Hollywood actress ever to win three prestigious accolades for a single performance after Audrey Hepburn and Liza Minnelli.

Further, Fletcher starred in films like Exorcist II: The Heretic, The Lady in Red, Best of the Best, Blue Steel, High School High, Cruel Intentions, Firestarter, Two Moon Junction, The Last Sin Eater, and several others.

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After mixed success in films, Fletcher starred in multiple TV films including The Karen Carpenter Story, The Stepford Husbands, Nightmare on the 13th floor, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Picket Fences, Joan of Arcadia, and others.

Fletcher went on to earn Emmy Award nominations for her cameo role in Picket Fences and Joan of Arcadia.

Louise Fletcher was last seen as Rosie on the Netflix series Girlboss.

Apart from her professional life, the actor’s personal life also remained the talk of the town. She got married in 1960 to literary agent and producer Jerry Bick. However, their marriage did not sustain and the couple got divorced in 1977. They had two sons John Dashiell Bick and Andrew Wilson Bick.

The actor took an 11-year-long career break to raise her sons.

As per Deadline, Louise Fletcher is survived by sons John and Andrew Bick, granddaughter Emilee Kaya Bick, sister Roberta Ray and brother-in-law Edward Ray, and 10 nieces and nephews.

May her soul rest in peace.

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