The Lady in Number 6

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The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life
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Film poster
Directed byMalcolm Clarke
Written byMalcolm Clarke
Carl Freed
Produced byMalcolm Clarke
Nicholas Reed
Christopher Branch
StarringAlice Herz-Sommer
Narrated byMalcolm Clarke
CinematographyKieran Crilly
Edited byCarl Freed
Music byLuc St. Pierre
Bunbury Films
Distributed byNetflix[1]
Release date
  • 2013 (2013)
Running time
39 minutes
United States
United Kingdom

The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life is an Academy Award-winning 2013 documentary-short film directed, written and produced by Malcolm Clarke.

The Lady In Number 6: Music Saved My Life tells the story of Alice Herz-Sommer, a German-speaking Jewish pianist from Prague who was at her death the world's oldest Holocaust survivor. In the documentary, she discusses the importance of music, laughter, and how to have an optimistic outlook on life. Herz (1903–2014) died at age 110, one week before the 86th Academy Awards.


Award Date of ceremony Category Recipients and nominees Result
Academy Awards[2][3] March 2, 2014 Best Documentary – Short Subject Malcolm Clarke
Nicholas Reed
Liverpool Lift-Off Film Festival[4] March 3, 2014 Best Short Documentary Malcolm Clarke
Nicholas Reed


  1. ^ Willmore, Alison (2014-02-25). "Netflix Acquires 2014 Oscar-Nominated Doc Short 'The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life'". IndieWire. Retrieved 2019-01-26.
  2. ^ "2014 Oscar Nominations". 16 January 2014. Retrieved 4 February 2014.
  3. ^ "Oscars 2014 Winners: The Complete List". The Hollywood Reporter. March 2, 2014. Retrieved March 9, 2014.
  4. ^ "2014 Liverpool Lift-Off Film Festival".

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