Remembering Entertainment Icon Mike Nichols

For fifty years, Mike Nichols, an impresario of the entertainment industry, pushed every limit.
1:51 | 11/21/14

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Tonight here, we look back at an extraordinary life, the director Mike Nichols. He made us laugh, he made us cry. Most importantly, he made us think. He was married to our dear friend Diane sawyer and we were lucky to know him, too. Martha graham. Martha graham. I have a body made for sin. I don't want a job. I want you. Movies, making them, seeing them, is not something that could ever lose its pleasure for me. That puts them on a short list of things that eternally give me joy. Mike Nichols had a mind that never stopped. Known for his many gifts, among them, getting actors to do great things. His first movie, "Who's afraid of Virginia Wolff?" "The bird cage," he was part of a rare group with an Oscar, a Tony and a grammy. Mike Nichols. He's happiest when surrounded with his family and the woman he married in 1998. Good night moon, good night stars. I'll see you on the set and on the beach and in the kitchen, and at the movies. An extraordinary man. Our thoughts go out tonight to Diane, the children Breaking tonight, the

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