Hollywood — Saginaw Grant, a Native American prolific character actor and genetic director of Sack & Foxnation in Oklahoma, has died. He was 85 years old.
Grant’s spokeswoman and longtime friend Lani Carmichael died of natural causes at a private medical facility in Hollywood, California on Wednesday.
“He loved both Oklahoma and LA,” said Carmichael. “He built a house here as an actor, but never forgot his roots in Oklahoma. He remained a fan of Sooner Nation.”
Born July 20, 1936 in Pawnee, Oklahoma, Grant was a veteran of the US Marine Corps.
According to Grant’s IMDB filmography, he began acting in the late 1980s and has been a character in dozens of films and television shows over the last three decades, including The Lone Ranger, The World’s Fastest Indian, and Breaking Bad. Played the role of.
Grant has been active on the Pow Wow circuit in California for years and has traveled the world to talk to people about Native American culture, Carmichael said.
“The motto of his life was always to respect each other and not talk about each other in a negative way,” she said.
Grant has also been active in the Native American veterans community and has participated in national rallies of Native American veterans for years, said event organizer Joseph Podrasec.
“He thought it was important for indigenous peoples to be recognized as veterans,” Podrasec said. “He was kind, kind and very humble.”
Grant’s monument will be held in the Los Angeles area, but details have yet to be finalized, Carmichael said.
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