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Nurse Louise Fletcher from 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest' dies at 88 |  pop art

Nurse Louise Fletcher from ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’ dies at 88 | pop art

American actress Louise Fletcher, who won an Academy Award in 1976 for her role as a nurse in “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” has died in southern France, her representatives said Friday. The 88-year-old actress died in her home, leaving two children.

Estelle Louise Fletcher was born in Birmingham, Alabama, on July 22, 1934.

She began her career in Los Angeles, the daughter of deaf parents, but left school for a while to raise her two children. He returned to work only at the age of 40, in Robert Altman’s “Rebels Until the Last Storm”.

Oscar and two Emmy nominations

Louise Fletcher, after receiving her Oscar in 1976 – Photo: Arquivo / AP

Fletcher has had an acting career spanning over six decades, with numerous television appearances.

He had a role in the TV series “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” and earned Emmy Award nominations for his performances in “Picket Fences” and “Joan of Arcadia” in 1996 and 2004 respectively.

In the cinema, she was engaged in productions without the prominence of the film that devoted her to her. He has worked on such features as “The Exorcist 2 – The Heretic”, “Flames of Vengeance” and “The Garden of the Forgotten”.

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