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Year: 1976 (49th) Academy Awards

Category: Documentary (Short Subject)

Film Title: Number Our Days

Winner: Lynne Littman, Producer

Presenter: Lillian Hellman

Date & Venue: March 28, 1977; Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

I can't think of a greater honor than to receive this from Miss Hellman. Thank you. This film was a collaboration filled with love between Barbara Myerhoff and myself, and I think that feeling spilled over into our wonderful editor Lewis Teague, our cameraman Neil Reichline. I'd like to thank Public Television for allowing me to break all the rules and spend a little more money than I should have. I'd like to thank the man I love for not allowing me to break us up. And mostly the magic came from Dr. Myerhoff and from the incredible old people who let us into their lives. They gave me an image of my Jewish heritage and, hopefully, of the exuberance of old age. Thank you. Thank you very much.

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