During his Oscar acceptance speech, which you can see above, Fletcher thanked his parents in sign language. She was later nominated for two Emmy Awards for her guest roles in “Picket Fences” and “Joan of Arcadia.” “Star Trek” fans know her for her 1993–1999 recurring role as Bajoran religious leader Kai Winn Adami in the 14 episodes of “Deep Space Nine”. As a guest on “Wagon Train”, it’s only fitting that she should be part of the franchise that was originally conceived as “Wagon Train to the Stars”.
Fletcher’s last acting credits were two episodes of the “Girlboss” series in 2017. In 1995 New York Times article, “Oscar glory is fleeting. Ask who knows,” she recalled how “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” director Milos Forman joked that everyone involved in the film would now ” fail” after winning. This has been partially proven true, with Fletcher calling her next film, “The Exorcist II: The Heretic”, “a huge failure”. However, she is no stranger to low-key career periods, having spent 11 years between “A Gathering of Eagles” and “Thieves Like Us” raising her sons off-screen. And with Nurse Rised – who went on to live into the 21st century in the Sarah Paulson-led “Ratch” prequel series – she created one of cinema’s all-time great villains.
Fletcher was married to “Thieves Like Us” producer Jerry Bick from 1960 to 1977. She is survived by sons John and Andrew Bick, as well as a niece, sister and brother-in-law, and 10 grandchildren. daughter and grandson.
https://www.slashfilm.com/1023529/louise-fletcher-oscar-winning-one-flew-over-the-cuckoos-nest-actor-has-died/ Louise Fletcher, Oscar-winning actor One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, has died