Remembering Mike Nichols

Mike Nichols has passed away at the age of 83, and among other things, a list of accomplishments will define his legacy. He is one of twelve individuals to receive an EGOT: he got Emmys for directing Wit and Angels in America, his Grammy for a comedy album he recorded with his longtime collaborator Elaine May, his Oscar for The Graduate, and several Tony awards for directing theater (most recently, he won a Tony for his 2012 production of Death of a Salesman, which starred Andrew Garfield as Biff). Nichols received nine Tony awards over the years, either for direction or Best Play, and he worked up until his death. Nichols is survived by the journalist Diane Sawyer, his fourth wife. The two married in 1988.

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