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RIP: Louise Fletcher at 88 [ actress ].....
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: September 23, 2022 10:48PM
....passed away in her sleep.......'One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest'.....


Louise Fletcher, Oscar-winning actor who played Nurse Ratched in ‘Cuckoo’s Nest,’ dies

....Actor Louise Fletcher, who gave an Oscar-winning performance as the villainous Nurse Ratched in 1975’s “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” and won hearts when she signed to her deaf parents during her Academy Awards speech, died Friday.

Fletcher, who had battled breast cancer twice by the time she was 80, died at her home in France, according to agent David Shaul, who confirmed the news. No cause of death was given, but Shaul said Fletcher died in her sleep surrounded by family. She was 88.

While the role as the icy, unlovable nurse in Milos Forman’s acclaimed adaptation of Ken Kesey’s novel made Fletcher famous, she struggled to find meaty roles and discovered that, as someone who rose to fame in her 40s, she was often overlooked in favor of younger actors. But she thrived in small fare, such as religious leader Kai Winn Adami on “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” and the foul-mouthed matriarch Peg on “Shameless.”

“If a part interests me, I don’t mind how small it is,” she told The Times in 1982. “People are always telling me: ‘You’ll ruin your career doing things like that.’ But I like to work. And you can’t just sit at home and call yourself an actress. The only way to be an actress is to act.”.....



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Re: RIP: Louise Fletcher at 88 [ actress ].....
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: September 24, 2022 05:13AM
She was also Kai Winn in Deep Space 9





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Re: RIP: Louise Fletcher at 88 [ actress ].....
Posted by: Grateful11
Date: September 24, 2022 06:07AM
She was in 'Invaders from Mars' and 'Firestarter'. RIP.



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Re: RIP: Louise Fletcher at 88 [ actress ].....
Posted by: PeterB
Date: September 24, 2022 07:54AM
She was also in the very underrated "Brainstorm" (1983). Really quite a fine actress and highly memorable in her roles. R.I.P.




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Re: RIP: Louise Fletcher at 88 [ actress ].....
Posted by: Grateful11
Date: September 24, 2022 10:17AM
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PeterB
She was also in the very underrated "Brainstorm" (1983). Really quite a fine actress and highly memorable in her roles. R.I.P.

That's a good movie, I've seen it couple times. It was filmed in NC's Research Triangle Park.
[www.imdb.com]

Good soundtrack too.
[www.youtube.com]



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Re: RIP: Louise Fletcher at 88 [ actress ].....
Posted by: samintx
Date: September 25, 2022 09:44AM
RIP to a very good actress.
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Re: RIP: Louise Fletcher at 88 [ actress ].....
Posted by: Acer
Date: September 25, 2022 08:51PM
Never watched coo-coo's nest despite it being mentioned constantly my entire life. But her turn as Kai Winn was fabulous. So delightfully hate-able!
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