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Mike Nichols | 1931 - 2014

Mike Nichols, Oscar-winning director of "The Graduate," died at 83 of cardiac arrest at his home in New York.

  • Mike Nichols and the versatility paradox

    Mike Nichols and the versatility paradox

    The first major honor came in 1962, when he won a comedy album Grammy for “An Evening With Mike Nichols and Elaine May.”  Among the last — and the one that completed Nichols’ coveted EGOT — arrived nearly 40 years later when he took home an Emmy for directing the TV adaptation of “Wit” in 2001....

  • Mike Nichols: A film and stage director with music on his mind

    Mike Nichols: A film and stage director with music on his mind

    Mike Nichols didn’t write “Mrs. Robinson,” “The Blower’s Daughter” or “It’s the Hard Knock Life.” And he didn’t perform them (at least not to any great public renown). But there’s little doubt that the celebrated film and stage director, who died Wednesday at the age of 83, helped embed these songs...

  • Mike Nichols' incisive, touching films got personal

    Mike Nichols' incisive, touching films got personal

    When I watch the films of Mike Nichols, I see my children, my parents, family, friends, foes, life in all of its complexity. I see me. "The Graduate," "Heartburn," "Catch-22," "Silkwood" ... those are some of my favorite Nichols films. But what stays with me is not any one movie. Nor his influential...

  • Mike Nichols: Six of the late director's memorable movies

    Mike Nichols: Six of the late director's memorable movies

    Mike Nichols, the pioneering director and comedian who died Wednesday night at the age of 83, leaves behind an acclaimed, varied and prolific body of work. After breaking out as half of a satirical comedy duo with Elaine May in the late 1950s, Nichols found his niche as a director and proved equally...

  • Mike Nichols' theater legacy: Laughter and tears with equal genius

    Mike Nichols' theater legacy: Laughter and tears with equal genius

    Whenever Mike Nichols worked in the theater, it was inevitably an event, the focal point of the season — the show you simply had to get tickets to or be left in the conversational cold. When he directed “Waiting for Godot” with Steve Martin and Robin Williams at Lincoln Center’s relatively small...

  • Mike Nichols, 83: A prolific theater director who could do it all

    Mike Nichols, 83: A prolific theater director who could do it all

    From his popular act with Elaine May to his widely lauded directorial efforts on Broadway that netted him multiple Tony Awards, Mike Nichols was a giant of the New York theater scene -- a world he never abandoned despite his success in Hollywood. Nichols, who died on Wednesday at 83, was a versatile...

  • From the archives: Mike Nichols on Broadway, success and learning from failure

    Mike Nichols on Broadway, success and learning from failure

    In 2012, The Times published the following profile of Mike Nichols as he set about to direct a Broadway revival of "Death of a Saleman." Nichols died Wednesday night after suffering a cardiac arrest at his New York home. Mike Nichols is running scared. "Here's the most mysterious thing to me,"...

  • Mike Nichols, on working with the greats

    Mike Nichols, on working with the greats

    In 2010, Mike Nichols talked about working with cinematic greats such as Julia Roberts, Meryl Streep and Dustin Hoffman. In 2010, on the eve of being honored by the American Film Institute with its Life Achievement Award, Mike Nichols shared memories of some of the actors he directed. Richard Burton...

  • Mike Nichols dies: Celebrity reactions

    Mike Nichols dies: Celebrity reactions

  • From the archives: Mike Nichols' talks about his 'wonderful life'

    Mike Nichols' talks about his 'wonderful life'

    The following story first published shortly before Mike Nichols received a lifetime achievement award in 2010. Nichols died Wednesday night after suffering a cardiac arrest at his New York home. If it hadn't been for a girlfriend's mother, Mike Nichols might never have become one of the few artists...

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