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Louise Fletcher was an American actress. She was famous for her portrayal of Nurse Ratched in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975), which earned her an Academy Award for Best Actress, a BAFTA Award, and a Golden Globe Award. She was also well-known for her recurring role as the Bajoran religious leader Kai Winn Adami in the television series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993–99), as well as for her role as Helen Rosemond in the movie Cruel Intentions (1999). She was nominated for two Emmy Awards for her roles in the television series Picket Fences (1996) and Joan of Arcadia (2004). Her final role was as Rosie in the Netflix series Girlboss (2017).
|Net Worth||$3 million|
|Date of death||September 23, 2022|
Estelle Louise Fletcher was born on July 22, 1934, until her death on September 23, 2022, at the age of 88 years. She was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama, United States. She is the second of four children of Estelle (née Caldwell) and the Reverend Robert Capers Fletcher, an Episcopalian missionary from Arab, Alabama. Both of her parents were deaf and worked with the deaf and hard-of-hearing. Fletcher’s father founded more than 40 churches for the deaf in Alabama. Fletcher and her siblings Roberta, John, and Georgianna were all born without any hearing loss so she was taught to speak by a hearing aunt.
Louise Fletcher began appearing in several television series including Lawman (1958) and Maverick (1959). (The Maverick episode “The Saga of Waco Williams” with James Garner was the series’ highest-rated episode.) Also in 1959, she appeared in the second episode of the original Untouchables TV series, (starring Robert Stack), “Ma Barker and Her Boys”, as Elouise.
Fletcher recalled having greater success being cast in Westerns due to her height: “I was 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 m; 178 cm) tall, and no television producer thought a tall woman could be sexually attracted to anybody. I was able to get jobs on westerns because the actors were even taller than I was.”
In 1960, Louise Fletcher made two guest appearances on Perry Mason, as defendant Gladys Doyle in “The Case of the Mythical Monkeys”, and as Susan Connolly in “The Case of the Larcenous Lady”. In the summer of 1960, she was cast as Roberta McConnell in the episode “The Bounty Hunter” of Tate, starring David McLean.
Louise Fletcher returned in 1974 to film in Thieves Like Us, co-produced by her husband Jerry Bick and Robert Altman, who also directed. When the two had a falling out on Altman’s next project (Nashville (1975)), Altman decided to cast Lily Tomlin for the role of Linnea Reese, initially created for and by Fletcher. Meanwhile, director Miloš Forman saw Fletcher in Thieves and cast her as McMurphy’s nemesis Nurse Ratched in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975).
Fletcher gained international recognition and fame for the role, winning the Academy Award for Best Actress, as well as a BAFTA Award and Golden Globe. She was only the third actress ever to win an Academy Award, BAFTA Award, and Golden Globe Award for a single performance, after Audrey Hepburn and Liza Minnelli. When Fletcher accepted her Oscar, she used sign language to thank her parents.
Notable movies and tv shows
After Cuckoo’s Nest, Fletcher had mixed success in film. She made several financially and critically successful films, while others were box-office failures. Fletcher’s film roles were in such features as Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977), The Cheap Detective (1978), The Lady in Red (1979), The Magician of Lublin (1979), Brainstorm (1983), Firestarter (1984), Invaders From Mars (1986), and Flowers in the Attic (1987).
Louise Fletcher also appeared in Two Moon Junction (1988), Best of the Best (1989), Blue Steel (1990), Virtuosity (1995), High School High (1996), and Cruel Intentions (1999, as Sebastian’s aunt). Additionally, she played the character Ruth Shorter, a supporting role, in Aurora Borealis (2005), alongside Joshua Jackson and Donald Sutherland, and appeared in the Fox Faith film The Last Sin Eater (2007).
Fletcher co-starred in TV movies such as The Karen Carpenter Story (1989) (as Karen and Richard Carpenter’s mother, Agnes), Nightmare on the 13th Floor (1990), The Haunting of Seacliff Inn (1994), and The Stepford Husbands (1996). From 1993 to 1999, she held a recurring role in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine as the scheming Bajoran religious leader Kai Winn Adami. She also earned Emmy Award nominations for her guest roles on Picket Fences (1996), and later on Joan of Arcadia (2004).
In 2009, Fletcher appeared in Heroes as the physician mother of character Emma Coolidge. In 2011 & 2012, she appeared on four episodes of Shameless as Grammy Gallagher, Frank Gallagher’s foul-mouthed and hard-living mother, who is serving a prison sentence for manslaughter related to a meth lab explosion. She portrayed the recurring role of Rosie on the series Girlboss (2017).
Louise Fletcher’s cause of death
Louise Fletcher was charged in 1998 with reckless driving after she allegedly struck a police officer who was removing a deer carcass from a roadway. The police officer was injured in both legs and had to be hospitalized. Fletcher died at her home in Montdurausse, France, on September 23, 2022, at the age of 88.
Louise Fletcher was married to Jerry Bick, they had their wedding in 1960. Her husband was a literary agent and producer. The couple divorced in 1977, and they had two sons, John Dashiell Bick and Andrew Wilson Bick. However, Fletcher took an 11-year break from acting to raise them. Fletcher received an honorary degree from Gallaudet University in 1982. As of mid-2022, Louise Fletcher was single and not remarried.
Louise Fletcher net worth
How much was Louise Fletcher worth? Louise Fletcher net worth was estimated at around $3 million. Her main source of income was from her career as an actress. Louise Fletcher’s salary per movie as an actress and with other career earnings was over $1 million dollars annually. She is one of the richest and most influential actresses in the United States. Her remarkable achievements have earned her some luxurious lifestyles and some fancy car trips. Louise Fletcher stands at an appealing height of 1.68m and has a good body weight which suits her personality.