Saturday, April 20, 2024

Buffy the Truth Slayer: Report Says Famed Folk Singer Saint-Marie Invented Her Whole Canadian-First Nations History


Buffy Saint Marie was always presented as Native American or Canadian, or we used to say Indian. She was also from Canada, but adopted by American parents.

Saint Marie came up with the folk singing craze, and centered herself in the world of Joan Baez and Bob Dylan. She covered their songs, and put Indian artifacts on her album covers.

The singer even won an Oscar co-writing the hit song, “Up Where We Belong,” in 1983 with her ex husband Jack Nitzsche (he’s dead now) and Will Jennings. She’s likely made a fortune from it.

SO this has gone for 60 years. And now the Canadian Broadcast Company has published a very detailed report claiming Saint Marie isn’t Canadian or Native American or Canadian, or Indian in any way. They’ve found her birth certificate from Stoneham, Massachusetts. They’ve interviewed her relatives, all of whom agree she was never adopted, her father was Italian, her mother was English and Scottish.

Yes, Virginia, there is no Santa Claus. Buffy Saint Marie is George Santos, and so many others, like Rachel Dolezal. Her life has been one excellent scam.

Saint Marie has published a piece on Instagram and a video on YouTube in which her wording is very careful. She doesn’t call her Stoneham family her “Birth family” but her “growing up family.” She says she doesn’t know what she is, although liar comes to mind.

Why hasn’t Saint Marie taken a DNA test? They’ve been easy enough to get for a couple of decades at least. I say, let’s put her on Henry Louis Gates’s PBS show and get to the bottom of this potential scandal.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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