Moritz was 72 and died at her home last week in Los Angeles of natural causes.
In Cuckoo’s Nest, Moritz played Rose, a small but pivotal performance in which her good-time pal of Jack Nicholson’s R.P. McMurphy sneaks into the mental hospital for the against-the-rules party that leads to tragedy. In one memorable moment, she slow-dances sweetly with Danny Devito’s childlike Martini, his head resting upon her breast.
Moritz had already become a recognizable, if not quite name-famous, presence on many