Mike Nichols was a film and theater director, producer, actor who was married to Diane Sawyer a television broadcast journalist.
Diane Sawyer married Mike Nichols in 1988 and the marriage lasted until Nichols passed away in 2014. They had no children, but Nichols did have two children from previous marriages.
Mike Nichols was praised for his ability to work across genres and for his ability to bring out the best in actors of all levels of experience.
He is one of only 17 people in history to have won all four major American entertainment awards: the Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony (EGOT).
Other awards he received included three BAFTAs, the Lincoln Center Gala Tribute in 1999, the National Medal of Arts in 2001, the Kennedy Center Honors in 2003, and the AFI Life Achievement Award in 2010.
His films received 42 Academy Award nominations and seven wins. In 2012, he won his sixth Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play for a revival of Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman, starring Philip Seymour Hoffman. Throughout his prolific career, Nichols directed and/or produced more than 25 Broadway plays.