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Nurse Ratched actress can't stand 'Cukoo's Nest'


SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- Louise Fletcher says she was so cruel in her role as Nurse Ratched she can't bear to watch "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" any more.

The 78-year-old actress tells the Salem (Ore.) Statesman-Journal ( that she "can't watch movies that are inhumane." She says it's something that comes with age.

Salem is home to the Oregon State Hospital, where "Cuckoo's Nest" was filmed in 1975.

The institution has been rebuilt in recent years. Fletcher is returning this weekend for the opening of its Museum of Mental Health.

The movie is based on the novel by Oregon writer Ken Kesey. It centers on the struggle between Nurse Ratched and Jack Nicholson's character, Randall McMurphy, who eventually gets a lobotomy for leading a rebellion among the prisoners on his ward.


Information from: Statesman Journal,

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