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CDA: Louise Fletcher

My friend Patrick (not to be confused with my brother Patrick, who is also quite friendly) alerted me to the death of Louise Fletcher, who died a few days ago at the age of 88. Of course she's earned her place in movie history in her bone-chilling performance as Nurse Ratched in *One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.* One of the great screen villains of all time, she was horrifying and yet so understated.


I want to share her Oscar speech which always brings me to tears. And such a lovely gown. What a bizarre lineup that year:


Isabelle Adjani in *The Story of Adele H*

Ann-Margret in *Tommy*

Fletcher

Glenda Jackson in *Hedda* (which I guess I need to see)

Carol Kane in *Hester Street*




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