Director Mike Nichols dead, dead, dead

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  1. Robert Higgins

    Robert Higgins Well-Known Member VIP

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    "Robin, I was just e-mailing Mike Nichols to discuss a project he pitched to me." Robin?

    Entertainment Icon Mike Nichols Has Died at Age 83
    Mike Nichols, the entertainment icon and husband of ABC News Anchor Diane Sawyer, died suddenly Wednesday at the age of 83.

    Nichols’ death was announced in a statement by ABC News President James Goldston.

    “He was a true visionary, winning the highest honors in the arts for his work as a director, writer, producer and comic and was one of a tiny few to win the EGOT-an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony in his lifetime,” Goldston said in the statement.

    “No one was more passionate about his craft than Mike.”

    Nichols was born in Germany in 1931, and came to the United States when he was 7 years old, when his family escaped Nazi Germany. He arrived in America speaking little English, but his enthusiasm for his new country never waned.

    He graduated from the Walden School in New York City, and began pursuing theater while attending the University of Chicago in the early 1950s. While studying medicine, he found his true calling – comedy. He joined a comedy troupe in Chicago and teamed up with performer Elaine May. The duo gained national popularity together, cementing their partnership as America’s innovative comedy duo.

    But Nichols forged his legacy as a director, helming hits on Broadway and the silver screen – from “Barefoot in the Park” and “The Odd Couple” to “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” and “The Graduate.” He earned the Oscar for best director for “The Graduate.”

    His unparalleled career, which stretched a half-century, included such successes as “Carnal Knowledge,” “Working Girl,” “The Birdcage” and “Closer.” He earned his eighth Tony two years ago for his revival of “Death of a Salesman.”

    Nichols is survived by his wife, children Daisy, Max and Jenny, and four grandchildren.


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    :rip: Mike.... Dianne just lost her mother too,a few weeks ago :oops:
     
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    RIP entertainment icon
     
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    Great director. Love "Barefoot in the Park".

    "The Birdcage" is ultimately rewatchable.

    :(

    @whatsit
     
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  5. Robert Higgins

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    I wonder if the Wigman give the eulogy?

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    Ask Gary he don't attend funerals, Opps I ment Gary's fathers funeral.
     
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    What a shame the wig was just about to fax him a note
     
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    Robin, he just called me and told me how much he loved the Yoda book. He wanted to do a movie starring me, Beth and Yoda.
     
  10. Dick Nipaolo

    Dick Nipaolo Inconsequential human

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    Call me when Scorsese croaks... Then I might have something witty.....

    I did enjoy Biloxi blues though....
    Rip...

    Diane Sawyer must be black out drunk...
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    Awww, that's too bad. I've always liked her. I think she is the most beautiful woman. 68 years old and stunning. :wub:

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    Look at the excitement in her eyes. "The world is watching me!"

    "You know Robin, Mike Nichols wrote me a beautiful note. He said he would love to have Beth star in his next love story. He said he was inspired by seeing us at the Knicks game and saw how our love was like no other. He also asked where he could send a donation for Bianca's Furry Friends and North Shore Animal League, the world's largest no kill animal shelter that Beth is the spokesperson for. This great organization that's short on funds. We're just trying to help some animals Robin."

    "Oh of course Howard!"
     
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    There really IS excitement in her eyes! At a funeral for crissakes! FN CUNT!!
     
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    "Mike's family escaped from the Nazis when he was a baby. Just like my mother did, Robin"
     
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    Alisonsbankacct Out to lunch.

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    Oh geez - I didn't know that.
     
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    RIP.
     
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    The Graduate is one of my all time favorite movies. One word. Plastics.
     
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