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Louise Fletcher, Oscar winner as Nurse Ratched in ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,’ dies at 88

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Louise Fletcher dies at 88

Louise Fletcher, who won a best actress Oscar for her role as Jack Nicholson's cruel screen nemesis Nurse Ratched in "One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest," has died. She was 88.

Fletcher died in her sleep surrounded by family at her home in Montdurausse, France, on Friday her agent David Shaul tells USA TODAY. No cause of death was given.

The classic 1975 film "Cuckoo's Nest" followed the patients and staff of an Oregon psychiatric hospital. The Milos Foreman-directed film won five Oscars in 1976, including best actress, best picture and best director. Jack Nicholson won the best actor Oscar for his indelible performance as patient Randle P. McMurphy, who flouts the tyrannical rule of Nurse Ratched in the ward.

Born in Alabama to deaf parents — Fletcher made one of the most touching acceptance speeches in Oscar history after her win.

Clutching her Oscar at the 1976 ceremony, Fletcher told the audience, smiling, "It looks as though you all hated me so much. But you have given me this award for it. And I'm loving every minute of it. All I can say is, I've loved being hated by you."

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