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Re: Oscar Winner Louise Fletcher, 88

Louise's Oscar winning performance was breath taking, wonderful and a clear front runner to win the award.  However,  competition was rather weak during this period when notable starring roles for actresses were few.

 

 

 

 

 

Louise Fletcher, One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest.

 

  • Isabelle Adjani, The Story of Adele H.
  • Ann-Margret, Tommy.
  • Glenda Jackson,  Hedda.
  • Carol Kane,  Hester Street.
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Re: Oscar Winner Louise Fletcher, 88

Her parents were great activists for the deaf.

They were missionaries & founded many churches for the deaf

Louise raised her children then followed her dream.

One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest was groundbreaking for its time.

RIP

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Re: Oscar Winner Louise Fletcher, 88

Louise presents Faye Dunaway with the Best Actress Oscar for Network, March 1977.

 

 

 

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Re: Oscar Winner Louise Fletcher, 88

@Johnnyeager   thank you for all the information and pictures that you included in this thread.

 

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Re: Oscar Winner Louise Fletcher, 88


@Johnnyeager wrote:

Louise's Oscar winning performance was breath taking, wonderful and a clear front runner to win the award.  However,  competition was rather weak during this period when notable starring roles for actresses were few.

 

 

 

 

 

Louise Fletcher, One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest.

 

  • Isabelle Adjani, The Story of Adele H.
  • Ann-Margret, Tommy.
  • Glenda Jackson,  Hedda.
  • Carol Kane,  Hester Street.

@Johnnyeager   That was the only movie we saw that year.

 

I'm not into awards so much but LF certainly gave an outstanding performance.

 

RIP.

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Re: Oscar Winner Louise Fletcher, 88


@Johnnyeager wrote:

The American Film Institute named Nurse Ratched the fifth greatest villain   in all of film history;  the second greatest villainess.


Where has the time gone to ? I could have sworn I watched the movie a few years ago.

And she was almost 90 !

 

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Re: Oscar Winner Louise Fletcher, 88

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, one of the best movies among so many.  While I loved Nicholson and many of the cast in their roles, the one role which stood out for me was Louise Fletcher as Nurse Ratched.  She excelled in that role, so cold and unemotional, what a great part and only a great actress could pull it off as Louise did.  

 

I am sorry to hear she has passed but she has left her mark and legacy in the entertainment world.  May she be at peace with God.

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Re: Oscar Winner Louise Fletcher, 88

She was a winner, not just because of her Academy Award.  RIP, Louise.

 

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Re: Oscar Winner Louise Fletcher, 88

A few of Louise's other film roles:

 

The Grandmother in Flowers in the Attic and with Linda Blair in Exorcist II: The Heretic.

 

 

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Re: Oscar Winner Louise Fletcher, 88

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@Johnnyeager 

 

I do appreciate your heartfelt thread.Heart

 

Her performance in Cuckoo's Nest must have made an impression on me.  Two years after seeing it for the first time, I was in college studying Theatre and Film.

 

Now I'm a psychiatric nurse.

 

Godspeed.

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