Mike Nichols, who won an Oscar for directing the 1967 film 'The Graduate', died suddenly on November 19, 2014. He was 83. One of America’s most celebrated directors, German-born Nichols (born November 6, 1931) was one of only 12 stars to win all four major U.S. entertainment awards - an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony (E.G.O.T.). We remember his life and legacy.
Renowned Theater and Film Director Mike Nichols Dies
Nichols, perhaps best known for his 1967 classic film, The Graduate, won Emmy, Oscar, Tony and Grammy awards. He died Wednesday at age 83. (Morning Edition, NPR, 11/20/2014)
Mike Nichols: 'Salesman' By Day, Artist Always
Film and theater director Mike Nichols doesn't talk — he sells. "The producers want us to sell, sell, sell," Nichols tells NPR's Robert Siegel. "That's my little joke. That's what we do by day; by night, we're artists." (All Things Considered, NPR, 5/9/2012)
Mike Nichols Warns 'Death' May Be His Final Curtain
Mike Nichols has won every major entertainment award over a decades-long career that includes theater, comedy, television and film. He performed as half of the comedy team Nichols and May, won his first Academy Award directing The Graduate, and returned to Broadway with a revival of Death of a Salesman, which picked up seven Tony nominations. Nichols warns that the production may be his last. (Talk of the Nation, NPR, 5/23/2012)