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Encyclopedia > Mike Nichols

Mike Nichols (born Michael Igor Peschkowsky) is an Academy Award winning movie director of films such as The Graduate and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?. Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... The Graduate is a novel by Charles Webb, made into a 1967 film of the same name directed by Mike Nichols from a screenplay by Calder Willingham and Buck Henry. ... Whos Afraid of Virginia Woolf? is a play by Edward Albee that opened on Broadway at the Billy Rose Theater on October 13, 1962. ...


He was born on November 6, 1931 in Berlin, to a Jewish Russian family. In 1939, his father fled the Nazis by moving the family to the U.S.. While attending the University of Chicago in the 1950s, he began work in improvisational comedy with the Compass Players troupe (a precursor to The Second City) and later started the long-running Midnight Special folk music program on radio station WFMT. He teamed up to form a comedy team with Elaine May, with whom he appeared in nightclubs, on radio, released best-selling records, guested on several television programs and had their own show on Broadway before moving on to other pursuits in 1961. May frequently writes or re-writes scripts for Nichols, including The Birdcage and Primary Colors. November 6 is the 310th day of the year (311th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 55 days remaining. ... 1931 is a common year starting on Thursday. ...  Berlin? (pronounced: , German ) is the capital of Germany and its largest city, with 3,426,000 inhabitants (as of January 2005); down from 4. ... The word Jew ( Hebrew: יהודי) is used in a wide number of ways, but generally refers to a follower of the Jewish faith, a child of a Jewish mother, or someone of Jewish descent with a connection to Jewish culture or ethnicity and often a combination of these attributes. ... The Nazi party used a right-facing swastika as their symbol and the red and black colors were said to represent Blut und Boden (blood and soil). ... Wikiquote has a collection of quotations by or about: United States Wikinews has news related to this article: United States United States government Official website of the United States government - Gateway to governmental sites White House - Official site of the US President Senate. ... The University of Chicago is a private co-educational university located in Chicago, Illinois. ... Millennia: 1st millennium - 2nd millennium - 3rd millennium Events and trends The 1950s in Western society was marked with a sharp rise in the economy for the first time in almost 30 years and return to the 1920s-type consumer society built on credit and boom-times, as well as the... The Second City is a long-running improvisational comedy troupe based in the Old Town area of Chicago, Illinois, with offshoot troupes in other cities, most notably Toronto. ... Folk music, in the original sense of the term, is music by and of the people. ... WFMT is an FM radio station in Chicago, Illinois. ... Elaine May (b. ... Note on spelling: While most Americans use er (as per American spelling conventions), the majority of venues, performers and trade groups for live theatre use re. ... 1961 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Birdcage is a 1996 movie (a re-make of La Cage aux Folles) which starred Robin Williams, Nathan Lane, Dianne Wiest, Christine Baranski, Calista Flockhart, Gene Hackman, Dan Futterman, and Hank Azaria. ... This page is about the colors. ...


Nichols moved on to Broadway directing, helming such hits as Barefoot in the Park and The Odd Couple. His first major film direction was the adaptation of another play, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, in 1966, for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Directing. His next film, The Graduate, spoke to a disaffected generation and made Dustin Hoffman a star, and gave Nichols his Oscar. Barefoot in the Park is a play by Neil Simon, about a young couple and their odd neighbors in their small apartment building in Greenwich Village, New York. ... The Odd Couple was a 1965 play by Neil Simon. ... Whos Afraid of Virginia Woolf? is a play by Edward Albee that opened on Broadway at the Billy Rose Theater on October 13, 1962. ... 1966 was a common year starting on Saturday (link goes to calendar) Events January January 1 - In a coup, Colonel Jean-Bédel Bokassa ousts president David Dacko and takes over the Central African Republic. ... The Academy Award for Directing is one of the awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; the awards are voted on by other people within the industry. ... The Graduate is a novel by Charles Webb, made into a 1967 film of the same name directed by Mike Nichols from a screenplay by Calder Willingham and Buck Henry. ... Dustin Lee Hoffman Hoffman with Ben Stiller in 2004s Meet the Fockers. ...


He followed that up with more successes in Catch-22 and Carnal Knowledge, but two failures in the 1970s, The Day of the Dolphin and The Fortune, tarnished his reputation. Since then, he has moved on to more Broadway productions, and executive producing of television programs, including Family. Catch 22 can refer to: A book by Joseph Heller, or the movie based on the book; see Catch-22. ... Carnal Knowledge is a 1971 American drama film. ... This article provides extensive lists of events and significant personalities of the 1970s. ... The Day of the Dolphin is a science fiction, thriller film released in 1973. ... A family of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso in 1997 A family is a domestic group of people, or a number of domestic groups linked through descent (demonstrated or stipulated) from a common ancestor, marriage or adoption. ...


Nichols has been married to TV journalist Diane Sawyer since April 29, 1988. Since May 2005 he's been a contributing blogger at The Huffington Post. Diane Sawyer Diane Sawyer (born December 22, 1945) is a television journalist for the U.S. network ABC News and co-anchor of ABCs Primetime Live with Charles Gibson. ... April 29 is the 119th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (120th in leap years). ... 1988 is a leap year starting on a Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar and is the current year. ... The Huffington Post is a group weblog and news site started by Arianna Huffington on May 9, 2005. ...


Nichols is one of the few people who have won an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony Award. List of people who have won an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony Award: these artists achieved the rare feat in winning all four of the major awards for show business: There are currently nine people who have won all four awards in standard competitive categories: Mel Brooks...


Nichols was a recipient of Kennedy Center Honors in 2003. He has also received the following Academy Awards and nominations: The Kennedy Center Honors have been awarded annually, since 1978 by the Board of Trustees of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. ... 2003 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

He has also received the following Emmy Awards and nominations: 1994 was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ... The Remains of the Day (1993) is a Merchant Ivory film adapted by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala from the novel by Kazuo Ishiguro. ... Ismail Merchant (December 25, 1936 - May 25, 2005) was a Indian-born film producer, and his most famous collaboration was with James Ivory. ... 1989 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Working Girl is a 1988 American comedy film which tells the story of a Staten Island secretary working in Manhattan whose ideas are stolen by her boss. ... 1984 is a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Silkwood is a 1983 film which tells the true story of Karen Silkwood, who died under suspicious circumstances while investigating wrongdoings at the Kerr-McGee nuclear weapons plant where she worked. ... 1968 was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... The Graduate is a novel by Charles Webb, made into a 1967 film of the same name directed by Mike Nichols from a screenplay by Calder Willingham and Buck Henry. ... 1967 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Whos Afraid of Virginia Woolf? is a play by Edward Albee that opened on Broadway at the Billy Rose Theater on October 13, 1962. ...

  • 2004 Won Outstanding Directing For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Dramatic Special Angels in America
  • 2004 Won Outstanding Miniseries Angels in America
  • 2001 Won Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special Wit
  • 2001 Won Outstanding Made for Television Movie Wit
  • 2001 Nominated Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries or a Movie Wit
  • 1977 Nominated Outstanding Drama Series Family

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Mike Nichols Bio (719 words)
A childhood war refugee from Germany, director, producer and writer Mike Nichols first rose to fame in the late 1950s as one half of a popular comedy act with Elaine May. The team's humor was distinguished by a sharp eye for the foibles of male-female relationships and a bitingly satirical attention to contemporary social pressures.
Following the team's 1961 breakup, Nichols first turned his attention to directing for the Broadway stage, where he was an immediate and long-lasting success with comedies like Barefoot in the Park (1963), Luv (1964), The Odd Couple (1965), and Plaza Suite (1968).
Some of the film's satirical elements were overlooked at the time; Nichols was prescient enough to realise that the younger generation had little with which to replace the empty values of their parents.
American Masters . Mike Nichols | PBS (526 words)
Nichols and May spent much of the next three years traveling the country performing together on stage, radio, and television.
Nichols, who concentrated primarily on directing, worked often with Neil Simon and has won seven Tony Awards, for plays including "The Odd Couple" (1965) and "The Real Thing" (1984).
THE BIRD CAGE, written by May and directed by Nichols was a triumphant return and one of the funniest movies of 1996.
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