(Reuters) – Actress Louise Fletcher, who received an Academy Award for her position within the 1975 movie “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” has died at 88, the Related Press reported late Friday.
Fletcher died in her sleep surrounded by household at her residence in Montdurausse, France, her agent David Shaul advised the information company, with out giving a trigger for her demise.
Andrew Bick, her son, advised The Hollywood Reporter that she died on Friday of pure causes. She had survived two bouts with breast most cancers.
Reuters was not instantly capable of attain Fletcher’s agent or son for remark.
The actress received the Academy Award for Greatest Main Actress in 1976 for her portrayal of ruthless nurse Mildred Ratched in Milos Forman’s adaptation of Ken Kesey’s 1962 novel of the identical identify. The film additionally received awards for Greatest Image, Greatest Director, Greatest Main Actor and Greatest Screenplay.
In her acceptance speech that evening, she used American Signal Language to thank her deaf dad and mom and thanked audiences for hating her.
Her portrayal of the character within the movie was so memorable, streaming platform Netflix (NASDAQ:) made a sequence referred to as “Ratched” in 2020, which tells the origin story of the nurse-turned-villain.
Born Estelle Louise Fletcher on July 22, 1934, she was the second of 4 kids.
She married producer Jerry Bick within the early Sixties and had two sons, John and Andrew. Fletcher divorced Bick in 1977 and is survived by her sons, in accordance with the Related Press.