Marlon Brando's Oscar rejection speech was delivered by Sacheen Littlefeather, who passed away at age 75.
After the Native American activist and former actress was banned for supporting the actor at the 1973 Academy Awards, the Academy issued a public apology to her in June.
The Native American actress and activist Sacheen Littlefeather (Apache/Yaqui/Ariz.), who appeared on stage at the 1973 Academy Awards to announce that Marlon Brando would not accept his Oscar for The Godfather, has passed away. She was 75.
According to a statement released by her carer, Littlefeather passed away at noon on Sunday at her home in the Northern California city of Novato, surrounded by her loved ones. When Littlefeather and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences reconnected in June, they held a celebration in