Thursday, November 20, 2014

EGOT Winner Mike Nichols Dead at 83

The prolific director Mike Nichols has died.  The German-born director was one of only twelve individuals to have won the EGOT -- an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, and a Tony -- for his work.  Mr. Nichols' work includes the film version of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, as well as The Graduate, for which he won his Oscar.  He won two Emmy's, for directing the TV adaptations of the plays W;t and Angels in America.  He has won seven Tony's for directing, most recently for the 2012 revival of Death of a Salesman.  He was also part of the comedy duo Nichols and May, in which he partnered with writer and actress Elaine May.  Their comedy album, An Evening With Mike Nichols and Elaine May, won the pair the 1961 Grammy for Best Comedy Album.

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