Oscar winner Louise Fletcher dies aged 88


New Delhi: Hollywood actress Louise Fletcher has died at the age of 88. His family confirmed in a report that he died of natural causes at his home in Montdurausse, France.

According to the report, Louise died in her sleep, surrounded by family in the home she built from a 300-year-old farmhouse. The news of his death was reported by Deadline. The family has not specified the cause, but his agent David Shaul said he told his family on September 23 about the beloved home: “I can’t believe he created something so meaningful to my well-being.”

About Louise Fletcher

He was born on July 22, 1934 in Birmingham, a city in Alabama, United States, of deaf parents. He began his acting career in the late 1950s with such television series as Lawman, Bat Masterson, Maveric, The Untouchables and 77 Sunset Strip.


She was known for her role as Nurse Ratched in the 1975 film One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, directed by Milos Forman. The film also starred Jack Nicholson. His career spanned over 60 years and included many performances in both television and film. He appeared in a recurring role in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine as the Bajoran religious leader Kai Winn Adami. She was also known for her roles in Picket Fences and Joan of Arcadia


She had won an Oscar for Best Actress in a Leading Role in 1976 for her role as Nurse Ratched. With this, she became the third woman to win an Academy Award, a BAFTA Award, and a Golden Globe Award for a single performance. According to Deadline, she used sign language in her Oscar acceptance speech, which was one of the most memorable Oscar moments.

Personal life

She was married to film producer Jerry Bick from 1959 to 1977. She is survived by sons John and Andrew Bick; granddaughter Emilee Kaya Bick; sister Roberta Ray and brother-in-law Edward Ray; and 10 nieces, according to Deadline.

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