(3 Apr 1924 - 1 Jul 2004)
American actor, film director and activist who co-founded (1959) the Hollywood chapter of SANE, an anti-nuclear arms group. His most well-known activism was when he sent Sacheen Littlefeather on his behalf to refuse his Oscar (for The Godfather in front of millions of viewers of the Awards ceremony, to protest Hollywood’s movie treatment of American Indians.
Science Quotes by Marlon Brando (1 quote)
Dear Dr. Pauling, Will you be so kind as to stay off precipitous cliffs until the question of disarmament and atomic testing is finished? A needy citizen.
— Marlon Brando
Telegram to Linus Pauling (Feb 1960). Following a rescue of Pauling, who on 30 Jan 1960, while on a walking trip along an ocean cliff had become stuck on a treacherous high ledge, unable to move because of slippery, loose rocks that could tumble him on a 300-ft fall. As quoted on the Linus Pauling and the International Peace Movement website at scarc.library.oregonstate.edu.