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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 psychological drama 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 4,274,099 page views. Her biography is available in 62 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 55 in 2019). Louise Fletcher is the 504th most popular actor (down from 491st in 2019), the 936th most popular biography from United States (down from 921st in 2019) and the 256th 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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  • 62

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  • 4.72

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  • 5.04

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Among actors, Louise Fletcher ranks 504 out of 9,996Before her are Hugh Laurie, Fernando Rey, Nǃxau ǂToma, Magda Schneider, Jennifer Connelly, and William Hurt. After her are Forest Whitaker, Natalie Portman, Marie Laforêt, Ali MacGraw, Pierre Brice, and Scott Glenn.

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Among people born in 1934, Louise Fletcher ranks 49Before her are Diana Wynne Jones, Niklaus Wirth, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Lansana Conté, John Surtees, and Wole Soyinka. After her are Jonas Savimbi, Jan Švankmajer, Bengt I. Samuelsson, Alfred Schnittke, Stanislav Shushkevich, and Princess Margaretha, Mrs. Ambler. Among people deceased in 2022, Louise Fletcher ranks 49Before her are Kakuichi Mimura, Viktor Saneyev, Bruno Latour, David Sassoli, Uwe Seeler, and William Hurt. After her are Issei Sagawa, Stanislav Shushkevich, Gilberto Rodríguez Orejuela, Ayaz Mutallibov, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Arata Isozaki.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Louise Fletcher ranks 936 out of 18,182Before her are Tony Bennett (1926), Sarah Knauss (1880), Ray Tomlinson (1941), Jennifer Connelly (1970), William Hurt (1950), and Ambrose Bierce (1842). After her are Whoopi Goldberg (1955), George Jung (1942), Forest Whitaker (1961), Albert Pike (1809), Roy J. Glauber (1925), and Pat Garrett (1850).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Louise Fletcher ranks 256Before her are Barry Nelson (1917), Steve Reeves (1926), Robert Vaughn (1932), George Kennedy (1925), Jennifer Connelly (1970), and William Hurt (1950). After her are Forest Whitaker (1961), Ali MacGraw (1939), Scott Glenn (1939), Shelley Winters (1920), Jennifer Jones (1919), and Carl Weathers (1948).

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