03.10.2022: Brings us great sadness to report that native American actress and activist Sacheen Littlefeather has passed away at the age of 75.
Littlefeather represented Marlon Brando at the 45th Academy Awards in 1973, where she on Brando’s behalf declined the Best Actor award that she won for her performance in the Godfather.
The favorite to win, Brando boycotted the ceremony as a protest against Hollywood’s portrayal of Native Americans and to draw attention to the standoff at Wounded Knee.
During her speech, the audience’s response to Brando’s boycotting was divided between booing and applause.
Rest in Peace Sacheen Cruz Littlefeather.