The article looks at Louise Fletcher parents. We will also tell you how the second child of her parents managed to speak.
Louise Fletcher parents.
Louise was born to her mother Estelle (Caldwell) and father Reverend Robert Capers Fletcher.
Louise Fletcher was born in Birmingham in Alabama was the second child of her parents.
Her father was the Episcopalian missionary. Though deaf like his wife, the Reverend Robert Casper Fletcher is reported to have founded over 4o churches.
These were churches for the deaf and those hard of hearing.
He became deaf after 4 years and started his ministry work in 1929. He worked for 47 years before retiring in 1976.
He later died at 87 due to heart attack.
How did Louise Fletcher learn how to speak?
She had a lonely childhood as both parents could not hear her. She is reported to have said “If I fell down and hurt myself, I never cried. There was no one to hear me.”
Louise Fletcher is said to have been sent back home on her first day in school. They sent her away with a note indicating that she was deaf and needed to attend the school for the deaf.
This was not the case but was due to how shy she was, given that she lived in a quiet environment since her birth.
She was taken to her aunt( her mother’s sister) in Texas. She lived with her aunt for a year and returned to her parents.
Her aunt was said to be resourceful and introduced her to theater while she was still a child.
Her experience with her parents and her childhood days sort of influenced her greatly. This is what Louise had to say.
“That’s the main reason I gave up my career after John was born and I was pregnant with Andrew. I could not handle going away day after day. The thought of going away before they got up and coming back after they were in bed was intolerable.”