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Mike Nichols (born Mikhail Igor Peschkowsky in Berlin; November 6, 1931 — November 19, 2014) was an American film, television, and stage director.

He began his career as a comedian, teaming with Elaine May (another future director) to form the acclaimed Comedy Duo Nichols & May. Afterwards, he notably worked as a director for 49 years. He began in 1960, directing stage productions of The Importance of Being Earnest and St Joan in Vancouver, and provided original material for the 1962 CBS Carnegie Hall special starring Julie Andrews and Carol Burnett. In 1963, he made his Broadway debut with Neil Simon's Barefoot in the Park, then moved into films. He was also notable as one of eleven people to have won an Oscar, an Emmy, a Tony, and a Grammy—in other words, all four of the major American entertainment awards. It took him 51 years to collect all four, the longest of the group.


Carly Simon often did the songs for his films, most notably the Academy Award-winning song "Let the River Run" for Working Girl and "Coming Around Again" for Heartburn.

He passed away at the age of 83 in November 2014.

Not to be confused with the American director Jeff Nichols.

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