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Actress Louise Fletcher, Oscar-winner for One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, passes away at the age of 88 at her home in France

Actor Louise Fletcher, who gave an Oscar-winning performance as the villainous Nurse Ratched in 1975's "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" has died at the age of 88. Her family confirmed in a report that the Oscar-winner died of natural causes at her home in Montdurausse, France.

By Priyanka Verma 
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New Delhi: Actor Louise Fletcher, who gave an Oscar-winning performance as the villainous Nurse Ratched in 1975’s “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” has died at the age of 88. Her family confirmed in a report that the Oscar-winner died of natural causes at her home in Montdurausse, France. She had won an Academy Award for best actress in a leading role in 1976 for her role.

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According to the information, actor Louise died in her sleep, surrounded by family, at the home she had built from a 300-year-old farmhouse. Lewis’ death was reported by Deadline. Although no reason was given by his family, his agent, David Shawl, said that on 23 September, he told his family about their beloved home, “I can’t believe I put so much meaning to my well-being.” Made something.”

On July 22, 1934, Oscar-winning Lewis was born in Birmingham, Alabama, USA, to deaf parents. Lewis began his acting career in the late 1950s with TV series such as Lawman, Bat Masterson, Maverick, The Untouchables and 77 Sunset Strip. She was married to film producer Jerry Bick from 1959 until their divorce in 1977.

Oscar-winning actor Lewis is survived by sons John and Andrew Bick; granddaughter Emilee Kaya Bick; sister Roberta Ray and brother-in-law Edward Ray; and 10 nieces and nephews. With her Oscar win, Louise became only the third woman to win the Academy Award, the BAFTA Award and the Golden Globe Award for a single performance.

Actress Lewis was also known for her roles in Picket Fences and Joan of Arcadia. Louise’s acting career spanned more than 60 years, and included numerous performances in both television and in films. She was seen in a recurring role in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine as the Bajoran religious leader Kai Winn Adami.

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