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Actress, Louise Fletcher, was born Estelle Louise Fletcher on Jul 22, 1934 in Birmingham, AL. As of December 2020, Louise Fletcher was 86 years old.

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Louise Fletcher was an American actress of forthright manner. Born to deaf parents, she acted steadily in TV series during the late 1950s and early 1960s but retired in 1964, re-emerging 10 years later with two excellent film portrayals of treacherous, unsmiling women -- 'Mattie' in "Thieves Like Us" and 'Nurse Ratched' (Best Actress Oscar) in "One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest".

(Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Illustrated Dictionary of Film Character Actors).

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Her Oscar-winning role as Nurse Ratched in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) was ranked #5 in the American Film Institute's Villains list in their 100 years of The Greatest Screen Heroes and Villains.

After her divorce from producer Jerry Bick in the late 1970s she caused a stir when she, then in her 40s, began dating 21-year-old Morgan Mason, the son of actor James Mason.

Was a leading choice to play the mother in Terms of Endearment (1983).

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