Estelle Louise Fletcher (July 22, 1934 – September 23, 2022) was an American actre
best known for her portrayal of Nurse Ratched in
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
which earned her an Academy Award for Best Actress, a BAFTA Award, and a Golden Globe Award.
She was also well-known for her recurring role as the Bajoran religious leader Kai Winn Adami in the television series
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
She was nominated for two Emmy Awards for her roles in the television series
Joan of Arcadia
Her final role was as Rosie in the Netflix series
Fletcher was born on July 22, 1934, in Birmingham, Alabama
Fletcher's father founded more than 40 churches for the deaf in Alabama.
Fletcher began appearing in several television series including