Academy Apologizes to Sacheen Littlefeather for 1973 Oscars When She Refused Award for Marlon Brando
The Academy apologized to Sacheen Littlefeather for the abuse she endured nearly 50 years after she stood on the Academy Awards stage on behalf of Marlon Brando to refuse the best actor award for “The Godfather."
Academy Apologizes to Sacheen Littlefeather for 1973 Oscars’ Marlon Brando Moment; Museum Will Host Special Program in September
When Marlon Brando was named best actor for his performance as Vito Corleone in Francis Ford Coppola’s best picture winner “The Godfather” (1972), a 26-year-old Sacheen Littlefeather (Apache/Yaqui/AZ) took the stage to decline the prize on behalf of the actor. She was lambasted with an avalanche of boos from the audience, racist gestures such as […]