What a pathetic loser.
Sacheen Littlefeather, who became famous for representing Marlon Brando at the 1973 Oscars to refuse his Best Actor award, may have actually lied about her Native American ancestry her family has said following her death at the beginning of October.
In 1973 when Brando won the award for Best Actor for his role in “The Godfather,” he sent Littlefeather to the Oscars in his place.
In her speech, she said that she was Apache and that Brando “very regretfully cannot accept this very generous award.”
“And the reasons for this being are the treatment of American Indians today by the film industry … and on television, in movie re-runs, and also with recent happenings at Wounded Knee. I beg at this time that I have not intruded upon this evening and that we will, in the future, our hearts and our understandings will meet with love and generosity. Thank you on behalf of Marlon Brando,” Littlefeather said in the remarks that became famous.
However, Littlefeather died on Oct. 2, and just weeks after her death, her biological sisters said that she did not have Native American ancestry, according to a San Francisco Chronicle opinion piece that has since gained widespread attention.
Littlefeather’s sisters Rosalind Cruz and Trudy Orlandi told Jacqueline Keeler from the Chronicle that it was a lie.
“It’s a lie. My father was who he was. His family came from Mexico, and my dad was born in Oxnard,” Orlandi said.
“It is a fraud. It’s disgusting to the heritage of the tribal people. And it’s just … insulting to my parents,” Cruz added.
The sisters said that they have “Spanish” ancestry on their father’s side of the family, but said that their family has no Native American ancestry.
“I mean, you’re not gonna be a Mexican American princess. You’re gonna be an American Indian princess. It was more prestigious to be an American Indian than it was to be Hispanic in her mind,” Orlandi said.
Keeler spoke with Littlefeather’s sisters and also looked into her family tree, she explained in her piece for the Chronicle.
She found no evidence of the Apache ancestry that Littlefeather claimed. She also reported that Littlefeather’s real name was Marie Louise Cruz and she was born in Salinas, California.
Her family should have come forward in 1973. I remember watching that stunt and saying: “What the hell does that have to do with a film about a WWII hero?” Liz “Fauxcohauntas” Warren is another fraud who lied about her heritage. It’s amazing what libs do to get attention, including culture appropriation.