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Oscars 1973
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Native Appeal (1973)
Not even the Don can strong-arm Marlon Brando into attending the ceremony. So when The Godfather star wins Best Actor, his proxy, Apache Sacheen Littlefeather, declines the award, citing the actor's opposition to ''the treatment of American Indians...by the film industry.'' Littlefeather turns out to be an aspiring actress named Maria Cruz.

Originally posted Mar 19, 2003