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Academy apologizes to Sacheen Littlefeather for abuse treatment at 1973 Oscars

When Marlon Brando was named Best Actor for his performance as Vito Corleone in Francis Ford Coppola’s best picture winner The Godfather (1972), Sacheen Littlefeather, 26, (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 “tomahawk chops” and threatened with violence offstage.

Fifty years later, the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures is apologizing for the treatment she received that evening, in addition to holding a special program and conversation titled An Evening with Sacheen Littlefeather on September 17.

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