Sacheen Littlefeather

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Is Marlon Brando the only ...

Question: Is Marlon Brando the only person who ever refused to accept his Academy Award?


Answer: No. Back in 1936, screenwriter Dudley Nichols refused to accept his best screenplay Oscar for The Informer (1935). The early 1930s were a time of bitter conflicts between the studios and their employees; studio executives were vehemently anti-union and accustomed to forcing actors, writers, composers and crew to work on studio terms or not work at all. Nichols, who later became president of the Screenwriters Guild, refused to accept his award as a protest against what was widely perceived as the Academy's decision to sell out its less powerful members to union-busting studio heads.

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AWARDS MINUTE: What ever happened to Sacheen Littlefeather?
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45th Academy Awards - Marlon Brando

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Year Title Description
2010 Independent Lens: Reel Injun
Season 12, Episode 3
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2002 True Hollywood Story: Marlon Brando Episode, Remarks by
1976 Winterhawk Movie, Actor - Paleflower
1974 The Trial Of Billy Jack Movie, Actor - Patsy Littlejohn

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