Oscar Winning Director Mike Nichols Dead at 83

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Mike Nichols has died, according to reports, in his sleep last night at the age of 83. 

The legendary helmer was known for his work on stage and screen, including launching the Tony Award-winning Spamalot as well as the Oscar-winning The Graduate. That Dustin Hoffman movie was merely the tip of the iceberg for what Nichols did in Hollywood. We adore his work from The Birdcage and Silkwood to Working Girl!

Nichols also had the rare honor of being an EGOT winner. He won an Emmy, a Grammy (for his early days working comedy), an Oscar and a Tony.

Nichols leaves behind his wife of many years, ABC News anchor Diane Sawyer. He will be missed. 

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