Louise Fletcher (born July 22, 1934) is an Academy Award and Golden Globe-winning American actress.
Fletcher, the second of four children, was born in Birmingham, Alabama to Estelle Caldwell and Reverend Robert Capers Fletcher, an Episcopalian minister from Arab, Alabama. Both of her parents were deaf and worked with the hearing impaired and her father founded more than 40 churches for the hearing impaired in Alabama. Fletcher and her siblings, Roberta, John, and Georgianna, were all born with normal hearing; she was taught to speak by a hearing aunt, who also introduced her to acting. After attending the University of North Carolina, she traveled to Los Angeles, California, where she found work as a secretary by day and took acting lessons by night.
Fletcher began appearing in several television productions, including the highest-rated episode of Maverick, but married Jerry Bick and took time off to raise her two children; she eventually divorced Bick, who died in 2004. In 1974, she...
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Louise Fletcher was born in Birmingham, Alabama, Jefferson County