|Born||Mikhail Igor Peschkowsky|
6 November 1931
|Died||19 November 2014 (aged 83)|
New York Ceety, New York, U.S.
Cause o daith
|Los Angeles, Californie, U.S.|
|Thrift||Film director, theatre director, film producer, actor, comedian|
(m. 1963–1974; 1 bairn)
(1975–1986; 2 bairns)
(m. 1988–2014; his daith)
Mike Nichols (born Mikhail Igor Peschkowsky; November 6, 1931 – November 19, 2014) wis a German-American film an theatre director, producer, actor an comedian. He wis notit for his ability tae wirk athort a range o genres an an aptitude for gettin the best oot o actors regairdless o thair actin experience. Nichols began his career in the 1950s wi the comedy improvisational troupe, The Compass Players, predecessor o The Second City, in Chicago. He then teamed up wi his improv pairtner, Elaine May, tae form the comedy duo Nichols and May. Thair live improv acts war a hit on Broadway resultin in three albums, wi thair debut album winnin a Grammy Awaird.