Louise Fletcher, the US actress who won an Oscar in 1976 for her role as the villain Nurse Ratched in “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” has died, according to US media.
The 88-year-old died at her home in southern France, leaving behind two sons, according to entertainment publications Variety and Deadline, which cited her representatives.
While she was best known for her portrayal of Ratched, Fletcher had a long acting career that included numerous appearances on television shows.
She had a recurring role on “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine,” and she received Emmy nominations in 1996 and 2004 for her guest-starring roles in “Picket Fences” and “Joan of Arcadia.”
Fletcher, who was born in 1934 in Birmingham, Alabama to hearing-impaired parents, thanked them for their support during her Oscar acceptance speech in sign language.
According to IMDb.com, her most recent credited work was a two-episode stint as a guest star on the Netflix show “Girlboss” in 2017.