(Georg Szalai’s article appeared in The Hollywood Reporter, 11/20.)

The Oscar and Tony winner and husband of Diane Sawyer also made 'Closer,' 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf' and many others

Director Mike Nichols, who made such films as The Graduate, which earned him a best director Oscar, and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, has died. He was 83.

He was was married to ABC News veteran Diane Sawyer and was hugely successful on Broadway as well. Notably, he was one of only a dozen people to have won at least one Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony award.

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James Goldston, president of ABC News, shared the news of his death with his staff in a note on Thursday morning. The U.S. director, who was born in Germany under the name Michael



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