Louise Fletcher

1934 - 2022

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Estelle Louise Fletcher (July 22, 1934 – September 23, 2022) was an American actress. She is best known for her portrayal of the antagonist Nurse Ratched in the film One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975), which earned her numerous accolades, including the Academy Award, BAFTA Award, and Golden Globe Award for Best Actress. Fletcher had a recurring role as the Bajoran religious leader Kai Winn Adami in the television series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993–99). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Louise Fletcher has received more than 4,585,393 page views. Her biography is available in 65 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 62 in 2019). Louise Fletcher is the 547th most popular actor (down from 502nd in 2019), the 1,006th most popular biography from United States (down from 936th in 2019) and the 267th most popular American Actor.

Louise Fletcher is most famous for her role as Nurse Ratched in the 1975 film "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest."

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Among actors, Louise Fletcher ranks 547 out of 13,578Before her are Brian Cox, Mel Ferrer, Nǃxau ǂToma, Ken Watanabe, Maria Schell, and Raul Julia. After her are Mae West, Nastassja Kinski, Jessica Tandy, Harriet Andersson, Peter Finch, and Jim Broadbent.

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Among people born in 1934, Louise Fletcher ranks 52Before her are David J. Thouless, Jonas Savimbi, John L. Hall, Georges Moustaki, Brian Epstein, and Wole Soyinka. After her are Bengt I. Samuelsson, Bettino Craxi, John Surtees, Giovanni Battista Re, Jan Švankmajer, and Rudolf Schuster. Among people deceased in 2022, Louise Fletcher ranks 50Before her are Jacques Perrin, Ivica Osim, Jerry Lee Lewis, Issey Miyake, Angelo Badalamenti, and Mehran Karimi Nasseri. After her are Meat Loaf, Antonio Inoki, Arata Isozaki, Valeri Polyakov, James Lovelock, and Hardy Krüger.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Louise Fletcher ranks 1,006 out of 20,380Before her are Kary Mullis (1944), John Gotti (1940), Sherwood Anderson (1876), Karl Barry Sharpless (1941), John Franklin Enders (1897), and Jerry Bruckheimer (1943). After her are Mae West (1893), Nettie Stevens (1861), Meat Loaf (1947), L. Ron Hubbard (1911), Phil Spector (1939), and Thomas Huckle Weller (1915).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Louise Fletcher ranks 267Before her are Bette Midler (1945), Mildred Harris (1901), Tom Waits (1949), Richard Dreyfuss (1947), Tippi Hedren (1930), and Mel Ferrer (1917). After her are Mae West (1893), Woody Harrelson (1961), Mr. T (1952), Kevin Kline (1947), Michael Jai White (1967), and Forest Whitaker (1961).

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