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Mike Nichols (I) (1931–2014)


He, along with the other members of the "Compass Players" including Elaine May, Paul Sills, Byrne Piven, Joyce Hiller Piven and Ed Asner helped start the famed "Second City Improv" company. They used the games taught to them by fellow cast mate, Paul Sills 's mother, Viola Spolin. He later worked in legitimate theater as an actor before entering ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 29 wins & 32 nominations. See more awards »

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Known For

The Graduate Director
(1967)
Closer Director
(2004)
The Birdcage Director
(1996)

Filmography

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Personal Details

Other Works:

Hurlyburly (1984). Written by David Rabe. Scenic Design by Tony Walton. Costume Design by Ann Roth. Lighting Design by Jennifer Tipton. Sound Design by Otts Munderloh. Make-Up Consultant: J. Roy Helland. Hair Consultant: J. Roy Helland. Directed by Mike Nichols. Ethel Barrymore Theatre: 7 Aug 1984- 2 Jun 1985 (343 performances)... See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 6 Interviews | 11 Articles | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)

Spouse:

Diane Sawyer  (his death) | See more »

Parents:

Paul Peschkowsky | Brigitte Peschkowsky
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Personal Quote:

[on his experience judging a limerick contest] It was easy. We just threw out the dirty limericks and gave the prize to the one that was left. See more »

Trivia:

His parents, Brigitte and Pavel Peschkowsky (A.K.A. Dr. Igor Paul Nichols) had been married in 1925, the couple would have Mike, almost 7 years later. See more »

Trademark:

Often includes extremely long starting and/or ending shots taken from high in the air, for example Working Girl (1988) and Angels in America (2003).

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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