Native American activist Sacheen Littlefeather, who stood on the Academy Awards stage on behalf of Marlon Brando to refuse his Oscar in 1973, has died.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced her passing Sunday in a tweet that quoted Littlefeather saying: “When I am gone, always be reminded that whenever you stand for your truth, you will be keeping my voice and the voices of our nations and our people alive.”.
Two weeks ago, the Academy held a ceremony at its new Los Angeles museum honoring Littlefeather.
File/At the 1973 Academy Awards, Sacheen Littlefeather refuses the Academy Award for Best Actor on behalf of Marlon Brando who won for his role in The Godfather.
Sacheen Littlefeather on stage at AMPAS Presents An Evening with Sacheen Littlefeather at Academy Museum of Motion Pictures on September 17, 2022 in Los Angeles