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Academy Apologizes to Sacheen Littlefeather for 1973 Oscars Moment

In 1973, Marlon Brando won the Oscar for his performance in Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather, but he refused to accept the award. Instead, Sacheen Littlefeather took the stage to decline the award on the actor's behalf, citing "the treatment of American Indians today by the film industry and on television in movie reruns." She was met with boos, racist gestures, and threats of violence.
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