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He, along with the other members of the "Compass Players" including Elaine May, Paul Sills, Byrne Piven, Joyce Hiller Piven and Edward Asner helped start the famed "Second City Improv" company. They used the games taught to them by fellow cast mate, Paul Sills 's mother, Viola Spolin. He later worked in legitimate theater as an actor before entering into a very successful comedy duo with Elaine May. The two were known as "the world's fastest humans".  See full bio on IMDb »

Mike Nichols Dead -- 'Graduate' Director Dies at 83

Mike Nichols
'Graduate' Director Dead at 83

Mike Nichols -- the legendary director who won the Oscar in 1968 for the classic film "The Graduate" -- died suddenly on Wednesday night. He was 83. Nichols -- who was married to Diane Sawyer for… READ MORE >

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