Actress and activist Sacheen Littlefeather was blacklisted from the entertainment industry after refusing Marlon Brando's 1973 Oscar on his behalf.

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Sacheen Littlefeather, the Native American actress and activist who made records while she declined the Best Actor Oscar on behalf of Marlon Brando, has died on the age of seventy five.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences introduced her death on Monday in a submit shared on Twitter.

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The tweet, accompanied by an image of the Apache and Yaqui actress, read: “Sacheen Littlefeather

Native American civil rights activist who famously declined Marlon Brando’s 1973 Best Actor Academy Award, dies at 75.”

While no reason of demise turned into straight away given, Littlefeather disclosed in a Facebook publish in January ultimate 12 months that she had metastasized breast most cancers.

Littlefeather made history when she stepped on stage at the 1973 Oscars on behalf of “The Godfather” star Brando

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who decided to boycott the award ceremony in protest at the portrayal of Native Americans on the big screen.

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Brando was also reacting to the response of federal law enforcement to the occupation of the South Dakota town of Wounded Knee by members of the American Indian Movement.