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RIP Mike Nichols

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Steak Snabler, Nov 20, 2014.

  1. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Dead at 83, per AP:


    One of the all-time greats, if for The Graduate alone.

    Also has a journalism connection as husband of Diane Sawyer and father-in-law of Rachel Nichols.
  2. RecoveringJournalist

    RecoveringJournalist Well-Known Member

    I'm embarrassed to say I had no idea of the connection to Rachel, who I knew a little bit when she was Rachel Alexander and at the WP.

  3. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    Genius and from what I understand a relentlessly positive, upbeat guy.
  4. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    Had the EGOT, winning Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony. His comedy sketch work with Elaine May still stands up well over 50 years later.
  5. casty33

    casty33 Active Member

    Okay, The Graduate will be what he's most remembered for, but don't forget The Bird Cage, one of the funniet movies I still watch often.
  6. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    There are 12 total, but only 6 are still living:

    Mel Brooks
    Rita Moreno
    Whoopi Goldberg (won the Tony as a producer)
    Scott Rudin (producer)
    Jonathan Tunick (conductor/composer)
    Robert Lopez (co-created The Book of Mormon, also wrote that "Let It Go" song from Frozen)

    (The deceased ones are Nichols, Richard Rodgers, Helen Hayes, Marvin Hamlisch, John Gielgud & Audrey Hepburn).
  7. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    Wait... John Gielgud has a Grammy?
  8. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    Won it with William Shatner for "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds"
  9. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Won it for a Shakespeare spoken-word album in 1979, according to this:

  10. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member

    I forgot he directed The Birdcage.

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