The Graduate

'The Graduate' director Mike Nichols celebrated in new PBS documentary

'The Graduate' director Mike Nichols celebrated in new PBS documentary

Mike Nichols was a stranger in a strange land when he and his family fled Nazi Germany in 1939 and immigrated to New York. He was 7.

"When he came here, he only knew two lines of English: 'I don't speak English' and 'Please don't kiss me,'" said a good friend, producer Julian Schlossberg ("American Masters: Nichols & May: Take Two.")

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Less than 20 years later, Nichols and improv partner Elaine May were changing the face of American comedy with their sharp, brilliant banter. As a director, he won numerous...

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