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Nearly 50 years after Sacheen Littlefeather stood on the Academy Awards stage on behalf of Marlon Brando to speak about the depiction of Native Americans in Hollywood, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has apologized to her for the abuse she endured. The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures on Monday says that it will host Littlefeather, now 75, for an evening of “conversation, healing and celebration” on Sept. 17. In making the announcement, the Academy Museum shared a letter sent June 18 to Littlefeather by David Rubin, academy president, about the iconic Oscar moment. Rubin wrote: “For too long the courage you showed has been unacknowledged."

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FILE - Sacheen Littlefeather appears at the Academy Awards ceremony to announce that Marlon Brando was declining his Oscar as best actor for his role in "The Godfather," on March 27, 1973. The move was meant to protest Hollywood's treatment of American Indians. Nearly 50 years later, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has apologized to Littlefeather for the abuse she endured. The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures on Monday said that it will host Littlefeather, now 75, for an evening of “conversation, healing and celebration” on Sept. 17. (AP Photo, File)

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Sunday studio estimates say the Brad Pitt action film “Bullet Train” led all movies in ticket sales for a second straight weekend. A quiet spell in theaters and incredible staying power allowed “Top Gun: Maverick” to rocket back into third place in its 12th week of release. “Bullet Train” pulled in $13.1 million in its second go-around. Three new films went into wide release but none cracked the top five films. It's an expected but still acute late-summer downturn in big releases that gave plenty of airspace for the year’s biggest movie, “Maverick,” to make another fly-by in theaters. It made $7.2 million, bringing its cumulative total to $673.8 million.

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In this image provided by the City of Mesa, actor Troy Kotsur, left, receives the key to the city from Mesa Mayor John Giles, on Thursday, Aug. 11, 2022 in Mesa, Ariz. Kotsur, who made history as the first deaf man to win an Academy Award, has been honored with a key to his Arizona hometown. (Delia Johnson/City of Mesa via The AP)

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In this image provided by the City of Mesa, actor Troy Kotsur, left, receives the key to the city from Mesa Mayor John Giles, on Thursday, Aug. 11, 2022 in Mesa, Ariz. Kotsur, who made history as the first deaf man to win an Academy Award, has been honored with a key to his Arizona hometown. (Delia Johnson/City of Mesa via The AP)

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In this image provided by the City of Mesa, actor Troy Kotsur, right, talks with Mesa Mayor John Giles, on Thursday, Aug. 11, 2022 in Mesa, Ariz. Kotsur, who made history as the first deaf man to win an Academy Award, has been honored with a key to his Arizona hometown. (Delia Johnson/City of Mesa via The AP)

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FILE - Anne Heche arrives at the 74th annual Directors Guild of America Awards on March 12, 2022, in Beverly Hills, Calif. A spokesperson for Heche says the actor is on life support after suffering a brain injury in a fiery crash a week ago and isn't expected to survive. The statement released on behalf of her family said she is being kept on life support to determine if she is a viable organ donor. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

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FILE - Actress Anne Heche poses for a portrait to promote the film, "The Last Word" during the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah on Jan. 23, 2017. A spokesperson for Heche says the actor is on life support after suffering a brain injury in a fiery crash a week ago and isn't expected to survive. The statement released on behalf of her family said she is being kept on life support to determine if she is a viable organ donor. (Photo by Taylor Jewell/Invision/AP, File)