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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013.
By United Press International
Nichols to direct Craig and Weisz in Broadway play 'Betrayal'

Nichols to direct Craig and Weisz in Broadway play 'Betrayal'

NEW YORK, April 5 (UPI) -- Married British film stars Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz are to co-star with Rafe Spall on Broadway in Harold Pinter's "Betrayal," producers announced Friday.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012.
By United Press International
'Once,' 'Starcatcher,' 'Salesman,' 'Porgy' clean up at Tonys

'Once,' 'Starcatcher,' 'Salesman,' 'Porgy' clean up at Tonys

NEW YORK, June 11 (UPI) -- The Dublin-set romance "Once" won eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, in New York Sunday night.
Hoffman to star in 'Salesman' revival

Hoffman to star in 'Salesman' revival

NEW YORK, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Philip Seymour Hoffman and Andrew Garfield are to star in director Mike Nichols' Broadway revival of "Death of a Salesman," producers said.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011.
By United Press International
MLK daughter: Don't execute Troy Davis

MLK daughter: Don't execute Troy Davis

ATLANTA, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Martin Luther King Jr.'s daughter, Bernice King, wants Georgia authorities to grant convicted cop killer Troy Anthony Davis mercy and stop his death sentence.
Stars line up for AFI's Freeman tribute

Stars line up for AFI's Freeman tribute

LOS ANGELES, June 7 (UPI) -- Clint Eastwood, Helen Mirren, Sidney Poitier and Rita Moreno are to pay tribute to U.S. actor Morgan Freeman at the 39th AFI Life Achievement Award ceremony.
Jon Hamm movie starts filming in New York

Jon Hamm movie starts filming in New York

NEW YORK, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Principal photography has begun in New York on "Friends with Kids," starring Adam Scott and Jon Hamm, the independent feature film's producers said Friday.
Stars line up to honor Mike Nichols

Stars line up to honor Mike Nichols

LOS ANGELES, June 11 (UPI) -- An all-star tribute to filmmaker Mike Nichols in Los Angeles featured a surprise reunion of Simon and Garfunkle, organizers said.
Goodman debuts svelte new figure

Goodman debuts svelte new figure

CULVER CITY, Calif., June 11 (UPI) -- Actor John Goodman showed off a trimmer figure at the 38th AFI Life Achievement Award ceremony honoring Mike Nichols in Culver City, Calif., Thursday night.
AFI to honor Mike Nichols

AFI to honor Mike Nichols

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Director Mike Nichols will receive the American Film Institute Life Achievement Award, the organization announced Sunday in Los Angeles.
MoMA announces Nichols retrospective

MoMA announces Nichols retrospective

NEW YORK, March 27 (UPI) -- The Museum of Modern Art in New York says it is planning a two-week retrospective of filmmaker Mike Nichols' work.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Nov. 6, 2008.
By United Press International
Second City co-founder Sills dead at 80

Second City co-founder Sills dead at 80

BAILEYS HARBOR, Wis., June 3 (UPI) -- Famed Chicago comedy teacher Paul Sills has died of complications of pneumonia at his longtime home and studio in Baileys Harbor, Wis., his wife said.
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(left to right) director Mike Nichols and Monty Python member Eric Idle (shows composer/lyrcist) take part in the opening night curtain call bows on March 17, 2005 for the Monty Python Broadway musical "Spamalot" directed by Mike Nichols. (UPI Photo/Ezio Petersen)
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Mike Nichols (born November 6, 1931) is a German-born American television, stage and film director, writer, and producer. Nichols is one of only ten people to have won each of the major American entertainment awards: an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony Award. In 2001, he was awarded the National Medal of Arts. He received the Life Achievement Award from the American Film Institute in 2010.

Nichols was born Michael Igorevitch Peschkowsky in Berlin, Germany, the son of German Brigitte Landauer and Russian Igor Nicholaievitch Peschkowsky, a physician. His maternal grandparents were anarchist Gustav Landauer and author Hedwig Lachmann. He and his Jewish family moved to the United States to flee the Nazis in 1939. He became a naturalized citizen of the United States in 1944 and attended public elementary school in Manhattan (PS 87).

While attending the University of Chicago in the 1950s, he began work in improvisational comedy with the Compass Players, a precursor to The Second City, and later started the long-running Midnight Special folk music program on radio station WFMT.

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