Sacheen Littlefeather, the Local American entertainer and extremist who left a mark on the world when she declined the Best Entertainer Oscar for the benefit of Marlon Brando, passed on at 75.
The Foundation of Film Expressions and Sciences reported her demise on Monday in a post shared on Twitter.
The tweet, joined by a picture of the Apache and Yaqui entertainer, read: “Sacheen Littlefeather, Local American social equality extremist who broadly declined Marlon Brando’s 1973 Best Entertainer Foundation Grant, bites the dust at 75.”
While no reason for death was promptly given, Littlefeather unveiled in a Facebook post in January last year that she had metastasized bosom malignant growth.
Sacheen Littlefeather Declines Oscar
Littlefeather left a mark on the world when she stepped in front of an audience at the 1973 Oscars for “The Guardian” star Brando, who chose to blacklist the honor service in fight at the depiction of Local Americans on the big screen. Brando was additionally responding to government policing to the control of the South Dakota town of Injured Knee by individuals from the Native American Development.
Her short discourse, for which she wore a buckskin dress and shoes, was met with a combination of boos and commendation. It cost the growing entertainer, whose film credits included “Winterhawk,” “Destroy the Sun” and “The Preliminary of Billy Jack,” her profession as she was before long boycotted from the entertainment world and evaded by the diversion world.
In August, the Foundation officially apologized to Littlefeather for the abuse she encountered during her discourse and in the years that followed.
A letter from previous Institute President David Rubin to Littlefeather said the maltreatment she got through was “inappropriate and uncalled-for.”
He added: “The close to home weight you have survived and the expense for your profession in our industry are unsalvageable. For a really long time the boldness you showed has been unacknowledged. For this, we offer both our most profound expressions of remorse and our true esteem.”
Depicting the expression of remorse as a “blessing from heaven,” Littlefeather said: “We Indians are extremely understanding individuals – it’s just been 50 years!
“We really want to keep our funny bone about this consistently. It’s our strategy for endurance,” she added.
Last month, the Foundation facilitated an occasion at film gallery in Los Angeles highlighted Littlefeather as a featured expert close by other Native entertainers.