Buffy Sainte-Marie

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Buffy Sainte-Marie
Sainte-Marie in 2015
Sainte-Marie in 2015
Background information
Birth nameBeverly Sainte-Marie
Born (1941-02-20) February 20, 1941 (age 81)[1]
Piapot 75 Reserve, Saskatchewan, Canada
  • Musician
  • singer-songwriter
  • composer
  • record producer
  • visual artist
  • educator
  • social activist
  • actress
  • humanitarian
Years active1963–present

Buffy Sainte-Marie, CC (born Beverly Sainte-Marie, February 20, 1941) is an Indigenous Canadian-American singer-songwriter, musician, Oscar-winning composer, visual artist,[2] educator, pacifist, and social activist. Her best known songs were "Universal Soldier", "Cod'ine", "Until It's Time for You to Go", "Now That the Buffalo's Gone", and her covers of Mickey Newbury's "Mister Can't You See" and Joni Mitchell's "The Circle Game".

Her song "Up Where We Belong" won both the Academy Award for Best Original Song at the 55th Academy Awards[3] and the Golden Globe for Best Original Song.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Encyclopedia of the Great Plains | SAINTE-MARIE, BUFFY (b. 1941)". Plainshumanities.unl.edu. Retrieved April 6, 2022.
  2. More than 26.5 million copies sold world-wide as per Buffy Saint-Marie biography/profile Archived May 31, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ""An Officer and a Gentleman" (NY)". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. September 16, 2014. Retrieved 4 Nov 2019. Academy Award winner: Music – Original Song ("Up Where We Belong", Music by Jack Nitzsche, Buffy Sainte-Marie; Lyrics by Will Jennings)