, who had missed the previous year's ceremony because he was undergoing heart valve replacement surgery, accepted an invitation from his friend Bob Hope
to show up for this one and present the Best Picture Oscar. It would be his final public appearance, as he died from stomach cancer two months later. See more
I would like to say, for the record, that I am in favor of using more American Indians and other minorities in motion pictures, I am against polluting the oceans of the world, I am for every nationality having its own homeland, I am against whacking baby seals on the head, and I am for saving the whales.