Louise Fletcher, the Oscar-winning actress for ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’ in 1975, has died. Away from the film sets for a long time, she lived in the Tarn de Montdurausse. She was 88 years old.
American actress Louise Fletcher, Oscar for best actress for her role in the film “Flight over the cuckoo’s nest” by Milos Forman (1975), died in France at the age of 88, US media reported Friday. Louise Fletcher, who had two children, died at her home in Montdurausse in the Tarn, according to Variety and Deadline, citing sources around her.
She had come to settle in Montdurausse, a small town in the Tarn on the Tarn-et-Garonne border, 25 years ago. “She lived partially in the village, 6 months a year, especially in summer”, explains Georges Paulin, who was mayor from 1983 to 2020. She was a very discreet person whom we saw little in the village. She didn’t like not talking. About her career, she preferred to contemplate the field from her farm.
Louise Fletcher had bought an old abandoned farmhouse in the 1990s before completely restoring it. “She arrived last May and was planning to travel to the United States next month,” adds the former city councilor who always has news of her.
The Role of Her Life: Nurse Mildred Ratched
Born on July 22, 1934 in Birmingham, Alabama (United States), Louise Fletcher thanked her parents, both deaf, through sign language when she received her Oscar. Her most outstanding role was that of nurse Mildred Ratched in ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’, whose main character was played by Jack Nicholson and which also earned her the Golden Globe and the BAFTA for best actress.
He then acted in movies like “The Player” by Robert Altman or “The Exorcist 2”. But Fletcher was also a figure on American television, delivering series like “The Incorruptibles” or “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.” She was nominated for an Emmy Award for her roles in the television series “Picket Fences” (1996) and “Joan of Arcadia” (2004).
Louise Fletcher starred in two episodes of the Netflix show Girlboss in 2017.