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|Known for:||One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Cruel Intentions, Flowers in the Attic|
|Birth name:||Estelle Louise Fletcher|
|Birthday:||22 July 1934, Birmingham, Alabama, USA|
|Height:||5' 9½" (1.77 m)|
TriviaLearned sign language at a very young age, as both of her parents were deaf. Was a leading choice to play the mother in Terms of Endearment (1983). Her role in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) had been turned down by Anne Bancroft, Ellen Burstyn, Colleen Dewhurst and Jane Fonda. Bancroft and Dewhurst turned down the role because they found it anti-feminist and downright misogynistic. Her Oscar-winning role as Nurse Ratched in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) was ranked #5 in the American Film Institute's Villains list in their 100 years of The Greatest Screen Heroes and Villains. She was in several scenes that were later deleted from Sergio Leone's Once Upon a Time in America (1984).