Sacheen Littlefeather, Date of Birth, Place of Birth

    

Sacheen Littlefeather

American activist

Date of Birth: 14-Nov-1946

Place of Birth: Salinas, California, United States

Profession: actor

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Scorpio


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About Sacheen Littlefeather

  • Marie Louise Cruz (born November 14, 1946), known as Sacheen Littlefeather, is an Apache actress and activist for Native American rights.
  • On March 27, 1973, she represented Marlon Brando at the 45th Academy Awards to decline the Best Actor award for his performance in The Godfather.
  • The favorite to win, Brando boycotted the ceremony in protest of Hollywood's portrayal of Native Americans and to draw attention to the standoff at Wounded Knee.
  • During her speech, the audience was divided between jeers and applause. Half-Native American (both White Mountain Apache and Yaqui) and half-white, Littlefeather had sought to become an actress.
  • She was involved in the 1969 occupation of Alcatraz and learned about her heritage.
  • After the Academy Award speech, she worked in hospice care, continued activism for a number of health-related and Native American issues, and produced films about Native Americans.

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