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Oscar award winner Mike Nichols died at 83

Nov 21, 2014 13:05 IST

Oscar award winner Mike Nichols died on 19 November 2014. He was 83.  He was an US director, pioneering comedian and an outstanding theater director.

He was one among the few people to win an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony award.  His best movies are The Graduate (1967), Silkwood (1983), Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Working Girl and The Birdcage (1996).

His first film as director was Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? in 1966 which won five Oscars awards and last film was Charlie Wilson’s War with Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts and Philip Seymour Hoffman in 2007.

He was the director of the musical Annie (1977), which was one of Broadway's longest-running musicals.

About Mike Nichols
• Nichols was born in Berlin, Germany in 1931 and he immigrated to the United States in 1939.
• He was a film director, theatre director, producer, actor and comedian.
• His movie Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf (1966) starred by Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, won five Oscar wards and three BAFTA Awards.
• For The Graduate movie (1967) he won the Academy Award for Best Director.
• He directed many theater plays like Barefoot in the Park, The Odd Couple, The Apple Tree, The Real Thing, The Prisoner of Second Avenue, Monty Python's Spamalot , Plaza Suite,  Death of a Salesman and Second Avenue
• He won Oscar award for Working Girl in 1988.
• He won 10 Tony Awards for his stage work including as director for plays as Barefoot in the Park, The Odd Couple, The Prisoner of Second Avenue and Death of a Salesman and Annie and The Real Thing.

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Who: Oscar award winner Mike Nichols

What: Died

When: 19 November 2014

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