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Film academy apologises to Sacheen Littlefeather over treatment after 1973 Oscars

The actress/civil rights activist represented Marlon Brando at the 45th Academy Awards, where she declined the Best Actor award on behalf of The Godfather actor. She also gave a passionate speech drawing attention to stereotypes of Native Americans in Hollywood and the Wounded Knee protest in South Dakota. The moment led to Littlefeather being boycotted and discriminated against by the entertainment industry, and now Academy president David Rubin has formally apologised to the 75-year-old for her experiences."As you stood on the Oscars stage in 1973 to not accept the Oscar on behalf of Marlon Brando,..."


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