Oscar Roles: Fletcher, Louise, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

Oscar Roles: Louise Fletcher, Best Actress, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

Fletcher won the role of Nurse ratched after most major actresses in Hollywood turned it down, including Anne Bancroft, Ellen Burstyn, Angela Lansbury and Geraldine Page.

Some considered her part to be in the Supporting Actress league.