- Name: Mike Nichols
- Born: 11/06/1931
- Died: 11/19/2014 (83 years old)
- Occupation: Film director, theatre director, film producer, actor, comedian
Mike Nichols (born Mikhail Igor Peschkowsky; November 6, 1931 – November 19, 2014) was an American film and theater director, producer, actor, and comedian. He was noted for his ability to work across a range of genres and for his aptitude for getting the best out of actors regardless of their experience. Nichols began his career in the 1950s with the comedy improvisational troupe The Compass Players, predecessor of The Second City, in Chicago. He then teamed up with his improv partner, Elaine May, to form the comedy duo Nichols and May. Their live improv act was a hit on Broadway, and the first of their three albums won a Grammy Award.
Birth Name: Mikhail Igor Peschkowsky
School: University of Chicago
Alias: Mikhail Igor Peschkowsky
Death Place: New York City, New York, U.S.
Mike Nichols quotes :
I was standing right behind Marilyn, completely invisible, when she sang 'Happy birthday, Mr. President.' And indeed, the corny thing happened: Her dress split for my benefit, and there was Marilyn, and yes, indeed, she didn't wear any underwear.Mike Nichols