Louise Fletcher, the actress immortalized for her performance as the heartless Nurse Ratched in 1975’s “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” died on Friday at 88.
Fletcher, who passed away at her home in Montdurausse, France, was known for decades as the steely nurse who oversaw the men’s psych ward in director Milos Forman’s classic American film. She won an Oscar for that performance and was nominated for several other awards.
Fletcher’s career spanned decades from the late 1950s to 2020. She appeared in numerous movies and television shows throughout the course of her work, including an extended run on “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.” more