Multiple award-winning director Mike Nichols dies at 83 - KMOV.com

Multiple award-winning director Mike Nichols dies at 83

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NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 18: Director Mike Nichols attends the Public Theater 50th Anniversary Gala at Delacorte Theater on June 18, 2012 in New York City.  (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images) By Andrew H. Walker NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 18: Director Mike Nichols attends the Public Theater 50th Anniversary Gala at Delacorte Theater on June 18, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images) By Andrew H. Walker

(CNN) -- Mike Nichols, the “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf” and “The Graduate” director who was one of the few people to win an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony award, died Wednesday evening, according to a note from ABC News’ president to their staff.

Nichols, 83, was the husband of former “ABC World News” anchor Diane Sawyer.

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Born Michael Igor Peschkowsky in Berlin in 1931, Nichols got his start as a stage performer, and in the 1950s co-founded the Chicago-based comedy troupe Second City, which honed comedians including John Belushi and Bill Murray.

His last film as director was 2007’s “Charlie Wilson’s War.”

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