(WGHP) – An activist recognised for talking on behalf of actor Marlon Brando inside the Seventies died, in keeping with assets Sunday a tweet from The Academy.
Sacheen Littlefeather, the Native American activist who became down Brando’s Oscar for The Godfather in 1973, has died after battling breast most cancers. She was seventy five.
In June, the Academy apologized to Littlefeather for her treatment when she took the level to speak for Brando in the course of the display, and she or he attended an in-person presentation of that apology on September 17.
She had handiest one minute to talk that nighttime in 1973. The target audience booed her as she changed into escorted off the degree.
“It is with extraordinary regret that he can not receive this very generous award,” stated Littlefeather. “And the motives for which are the movie industry’s treatment of American Indians nowadays.”
As is widely recognized, John Wayne become physically confined during Littlefeather’s speech and she or he became threatened with bodily damage.
Sacheen Littlefeather, who declined Marlon Brando’s Oscar for “The Godfather” on his behalf at the 1973 Academy Awards, died Sunday, the Academy of Motion Pictures said. https://t.co/oPMlq3Ify8 pic.twitter.com/4S74L4XXb2
— Variety (@Variety) October 3, 2022
She said her speech led to her being blacklisted through Hollywood, so she dedicated her life to activism.
A documentary approximately her existence and activism turned into released in 2021.
“When I am long gone, usually remember the fact that each time you stand up in your reality, you’ll hold my voice and the voices of our nations and our human beings alive. I stay things in Littlefeather. Thanks,” the tweet quoted Littlefeather as pronouncing.