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Born in Birmingham, Alabama, to Episcopal minister Robert Fletcher and his wife Estelle, both of whom were deaf, Louise Fletcher was introduced to performing at a young age by the aunt who taught her to speak. After graduating from the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, she took a trip out west with her roommates, finding herself in Los ... See full bio »
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 10 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
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 2017 Girlboss (TV Series)
- The Launch (2017) ... Rosie
- Sophia (2017) ... Rosie
 2013 A Perfect Man
 2012 And Out, Into the Bright Blue Sky (Short) (voice)
 2012 Of Two Minds (TV Movie)
Aunt Will
 2012 Bad Girls (TV Movie)
 2011 Mistaken Identity (Short)
 2011 Rewired (Short)
 2011 Cassadaga
 2007 The Last Sin Eater
Miz Elda
 2006 A Dad for Christmas (TV Movie)
 2006 Fat Rose and Squeaky
 2005 Dancing in Twilight
 2005 7th Heaven (TV Series)
Mrs. Wagner
- Honor Thy Mother (2005) ... Mrs. Wagner
 2005 Aurora Borealis
Ruth Shorter
 2004 Wonderfalls (TV Series)
Vivian Caldwell
- Barrel Bear (2004) ... Vivian Caldwell
 2004 Clipping Adam
 2004 Joan of Arcadia (TV Series)
Eva Garrison
- Do the Math (2004) ... Eva Garrison
 2004 It's All Relative (TV Series)
ER Nurse
- Oscar Interruptus (2004) ... ER Nurse
 2003 A Time to Remember (TV Movie)
Billy Calhoun
 2003 Silver Man
 2002 Manna from Heaven
Mother Superior
 2001 Touched by a Killer
Judge Erica Robertson
 2001 After Image
Aunt Cora
 2000 Any Day Now (TV Series)
Tillie Simms
- Three Lucky Ladies on the Line (2000) ... Tillie Simms
 2000 More Dogs Than Bones
Iva Doll
 2000 Very Mean Men
Katherine Mulroney
 1999 A Map of the World
Nellie Goodwin
 1999 Time Served (TV Movie)
Warden Mildred Reinecke
 1999 The Devil's Arithmetic (TV Movie)
Aunt Eva
 1999/II The Contract
Grandma Collins
 1998 Brimstone (TV Series)
Evelyn McNabb
- Encore (1998) ... Evelyn McNabb
 1998 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Doris Leeman
- Dying to Dance (1998) ... Doris Leeman
 1998 Love Kills
Alena Heiss
 1998 The Practice (TV Series)
Judge N. Swanson
- Rhyme and Reason (1998) ... Judge N. Swanson
 1998 Johnny 316
 1998 Profiler (TV Series)
Miriam Newquay, Jack's Mother
- Victims of Victims (1998) ... Miriam Newquay, Jack's Mother
- Jack Be Nimble, Jack Be Quick (1998) ... Miriam Newquay, Jack's Mother (uncredited)
 1997 Breast Men (TV Movie)
Mrs. Saunders
 1997 Heartless (TV Movie)
Aunt Lydia McGuffy
 1997 Married to a Stranger (TV Movie)
Nana, Megan's Mother
 1997 Sins of the Mind (TV Movie)
Dr. Anna Bingham
 1997 The Girl Gets Moe
 1997 Gone Fishin'
Restaurant Owner (uncredited)
 1996 2 Days in the Valley
 1996 Frankenstein and Me
Mrs. Perdue
 1996 The Stepford Husbands (TV Movie)
Miriam Benton
 1996 Edie & Pen
 1996 Mulholland Falls
Esther (uncredited)
 1995 Dream On (TV Series)
- Try Not to Remember (1995) ... Joanna
 1994 Someone Else's Child (TV Movie)
Faye Maddox
 1994 Tryst
 1994 Tollbooth
 1994 Giorgino
 1994 The Haunting of Seacliff Inn (TV Movie)
Dorothy O'Hara
 1994 On Deadly Ground
Bartender (uncredited)
 1993 The Fire Next Time (TV Mini-Series)
- Episode #1.2 (1993) ... Sarge
 1992 Civil Wars (TV Series)
Judge Frances Wyler
- The Triumph of DeVille (1992) ... Judge Frances Wyler
 1992 The Ray Bradbury Theater (TV Series)
Miss Weldon
- The Dead Man (1992) ... Miss Weldon
 1992 Blind Vision
Miss Taylor
 1992 The Player
Louise Fletcher
 1992 The Boys of Twilight (TV Series)
 1991 In a Child's Name (TV Mini-Series)
Jean Taylor
- Episode #1.2 (1991) ... Jean Taylor
- Episode #1.1 (1991) ... Jean Taylor
 1991 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series)
- Top Billing (1991) ... Agent
 1991 The Hitchhiker (TV Series)
Mother Birch
- Offspring (1991) ... Mother Birch
 1990 Nightmare on the 13th Floor (TV Movie)
Letti Gordon
 1990 Shadowzone
Dr. Erhardt
 1990 In the Heat of the Night (TV Series)
Catherine Tyler
- December Days (1990) ... Catherine Tyler
 1989 Final Notice (TV Movie)
Mrs. Lord
 1989 Best of the Best
Mrs. Grady
 1988 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Dr. Cline
- The Hunters (1988) ... Dr. Cline
 1988 Worlds Beyond (TV Series)
Karen Earl
- Home (1988) ... Karen Earl
 1987 J. Edgar Hoover (TV Movie)
Annie M. Hoover
 1986 Nobody's Fool
 1986 Second Serve (TV Movie)
Dr. Sadie M. Bishop
 1986 Last Waltz on a Tightrope (TV Movie)
Cynthia Damond
 1985 A Summer to Remember (TV Movie)
Dr. Dolly McKeever
 1984 Islands (TV Movie)
Maureen Davis
 1984 Overnight Sensation (Short)
Eve Peregrine - 'E.K. Hamilton'
 1984 Once Upon a Time in America
Cemetery Director (uncredited)
 1984 Talk to Me
Richard's mother
 1983 Brainstorm
Lillian Reynolds
 1983 Strange Invaders
Mrs. Benjamin
 1983 Grizzly II: The Concert
Eileene Draygon
 1981 Strange Behavior
Barbara Moorehead
 1980 Mama Dracula
Mama Dracula
 1980 The Lucky Star
Loes Bakker
 1979 Natural Enemies
Miriam Steward
 1979 The Magician of Lublin
 1978 Thou Shalt Not Commit Adultery (TV Movie)
Sally Kimball
 1975 Russian Roulette
 1974 Thieves Like Us
 1974 Can Ellen Be Saved? (TV Movie)
Bea Lindsey
 1973 Medical Center (TV Series)
 1963 A Gathering of Eagles
Mrs. Kemler
 1961 The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (TV Series)
Aithra McLowery
- The Law Must Be Fair (1961) ... Aithra McLowery
 1961 The Best of the Post (TV Series)
 1960 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Susan Connolly / Gladys Doyle
- The Case of the Larcenous Lady (1960) ... Susan Connolly
- The Case of the Mythical Monkeys (1960) ... Gladys Doyle
 1960 Tate (TV Series)
Mrs. McConnell
- The Bounty Hunter (1960) ... Mrs. McConnell
 1960 Sugarfoot (TV Series)
Julie Frazer
- Funeral at Forty Mile (1960) ... Julie Frazer
 1960 The Millionaire (TV Series)
- Millionaire Vance Ludlow (1960) ... Holly
 1959-1960 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Elizabeth / Martha English
- The Tom Tuckett Story (1960) ... Elizabeth
- The Andrew Hale Story (1959) ... Martha English
 1959 Markham (TV Series)
Ellen Amery
- Strange Visitor (1959) ... Ellen Amery
 1959 One Step Beyond (TV Series)
- The Open Window (1959) ... Jeannie
 1959 The Untouchables (TV Series)
- Ma Barker and Her Boys (1959) ... Eloise
 1959 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series)
Julia Maltby
- A Bargain in Tombs (1959) ... Julia Maltby
 1959 Maverick (TV Series)
Kathy Bent
- The Saga of Waco Williams (1959) ... Kathy Bent
 1959 Lawman (TV Series)
Betty Horgan
- The Encounter (1959) ... Betty Horgan
 1958 Yancy Derringer (TV Series)
Miss Nellie / Alithea
- Old Dixie (1958) ... Miss Nellie / Alithea
 1958 Bat Masterson (TV Series)
Sarah Lou Conant
- Cheyenne Club (1958) ... Sarah Lou Conant
 1958 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Pete's Girl
- Seven Against the Wall (1958) ... Pete's Girl
 1958 Flight (TV Series)
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Stage: Played Helen of Troy in "Tiger at the Gates", Bucks County, PA, 1957.

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From the time I was very young, maybe five or six, I thought a lot about being an actress. I didn't tell my friends about my ambitions, though, especially when I got older, because I thought they would not receive them well. I never talked about what I wanted to do. See more »


The mother of two sons with Jerry Bick, John Dashiell Bick and Andrew Wilson Bick, for whom she took an 11-year hiatus from acting to raise. See more »

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