Quote: "I could never spend enough time with Mike. His philosophies of life were truly brilliant, amusing and filled with warmth and an original take on people and love. He gave me the biggest break by asking me to score the movie Heartburn and after that, Working Girl and Postcards From the Edge. He gave all he had." Singer Carly Simon pays tribute to filmmaker Mike Nichols, who died after suffering a cardiac arrest on Wednesday (19Nov14).
Fact: The lights on Broadway will be dimmed on Friday night (21Nov14) as New York's theatre bosses pay tribute to director and nine-time Tony Award winner Mike Nichols, who died after suffering a cardiac arrest on Wednesday (19Nov14).
Quote: "Whenever I was in his company - I knew him for 25 years and - I'd keep pinching myself, saying, 'I'm with Mike Nichols'... He was the smartest man you ever met. I've never been in the company of a smarter man." Funnyman Martin Short pays tribute to moviemaker Mike Nichols, who died after suffering a cardiac arrest on Wednesday (19Nov14).
Fact: Moviemaker Mike Nichols, his wife Diane Sawyer, MACauley Culkin and Ivanka Trump were among the celebrity guests at Natalie Portman's nuptials on Saturday (04Aug12). The low-key ceremony, a traditional Jewish affair, was held at a private residence in Big Sur, California.
Quote: "This was my neighbourhood movie theatre when I was a kid and I once won... a pie-eating contest. It was nice, but this is nicer." Moviemaker and theatre mogul Mike Nichols on his record-breaking sixth Tony Awards Best Director win for Death of A Salesman.
Fact: Ancestry researchers have discovered that actresses Meryl Streep and Eva Longoria PARKER, cellist Yo-yo Ma and filmmaker Mike Nichols are all distant cousins. The finding was made using famous Americans' DNA for an upcoming genealogy documentary airing on U.S. TV network PBS in February (10).
Fact: Oscar-winning director Mike Nichols will be honoured by the American Film Institute with a Life Achievement Award at a tribute to his work next summer (10). The WORKING GIRL filmmaker is one of only a handful of stars to have conquered all the major American entertainment awards, winning an Oscar, an Emmy, a Tony and a Grammy during his five-decade spanning career.