Thursday, November 20, 2014

RIP Mike Nichols

According to TMZ, Mike Nichols the legendary director who won the Oscar in 1968 for the classic film "The Graduate" died suddenly on Wednesday night. He was 83. 

Nichols, who was married to Diane Sawyer for the last 26 years, is one of the few people to have won an Emmy, a Tony, a Grammy and an Oscar. His best known films include "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?," "Working Girl," "Silkwood" and "The Birdcage." 

Nichols was also a prolific stage director, having helmed Neil Simon's "Barefoot in the Park," "The Odd Couple," and Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman" just two years ago. He also directed the critically acclaimed HBO miniseries "Angels in America."  Nichols is survived by three children and four grandchildren.

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Condolences to his wife, Diane Sawyer and family and friends.