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Memorable Quotes From The Celebrities We Lost In 2014

Pat Gallagher | Posted 12.15.2014 | Fifty
Pat Gallagher

Here we are at the end of another calendar year -- 2014. When December rolls around, we tend to reflect on who we've lost in our own personal lives as well as those bigger-than-life mortals we affectionately call: celebrities.

Mike Nichols Saved Our Lives!

Robert Levithan | Posted 11.24.2014 | Gay Voices
Robert Levithan

Mike was a mensch. He was the wittiest man I ever broke bread with, and he was a quiet philanthropist who saved lives while he was influencing "the American century." He improved the quality of life of countless men and women, many of whom died, but many of whom, gratefully, live on.

Mike Nichols: A Penny for His Thoughts

Randee Mia Berman | Posted 11.24.2014 | Comedy
Randee Mia Berman

Nichols' blend of brutality, bite and poignancy was his brilliance, spilling over with insight -- on film, in comedy, on stage, on TV, in love, and in life.

Mike Nichols, 1931-2014

James Campion | Posted 11.24.2014 | Entertainment
James Campion

I realize I am merely using the passing of a great artist to gush about my favorite film, but The Graduate was more than that for me.

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 11.23.2014 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week, President Obama announced the temporary halt of deportations for an estimated 4.4 million undocumented parents of U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents. It was a welcome, if belated, move for a president who, as of April, had deported 2 million people. One might think Republicans would welcome a policy that keeps families together and rewards hard work. But the move was met with the obligatory threats of shutdowns and impeachment. "In the days ahead, the people's House will rise to this challenge," thundered John Boehner. But, really, all they have to do is what President Obama suggested: simply "pass a bill." If only Congress were as hardworking as the families whose lives their ugly inaction has put into limbo. Meanwhile, we lost Mike Nichols, a man who embodied the American dream: an immigrant who came here to realize his talents and left America better than he found it. Now there's a challenge to rise to.

Remembering Mike Nichols, His Insight and His Introduction to Jacqueline Kennedy at El Morocco

Carole Mallory | Posted 11.21.2014 | Entertainment
Carole Mallory

In the early seventies I had the honor of dating Mike Nichols. In no way is my remembrance meant to take away from the love he had for the fascinating and the cherished Diane Sawyer who also has been kind to me, but I feel sharing a historic moment about him is important and, sadly so, newsworthy.

Week to Week News Quiz for 11/21/14

John Zipperer | Posted 11.21.2014 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

Before you turn off your mind and go into pre-Thanksgiving mode, take our latest Week to Week news quiz and see what you know about the world. Here ...

Kristin Chenoweth Remembers Mike Nichols: 'Maybe In Heaven We'll Be Doing A Show'

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 11.20.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

The theatre community was shaken Thursday morning by the devastating death of Tony Award-winning director Mike Nichols, a Broadway visionary who had m...

Classic Nichols And May Skits Show Where It All Began For The Legendary Director

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 11.20.2014 | Comedy

All these years later, it’s still every bit as funny. Before Mike Nichols became the Academy Award-winning director known for iconic films like ...

Watch Meryl Streep, Robin Williams And Others Salute Mike Nichols

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 11.20.2014 | Entertainment

"I do hope you've had a good time," actress Emma Thompson told Mike Nichols while saluting him during AFI's Life Achievement Award ceremony in 2010. P...

7 Iconic Mike Nichols Movie Scenes To Revisit

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 11.20.2014 | Entertainment

Oscar-winning director Mike Nichols died Wednesday at the age of 83. The film, television and stage director was responsible for some of the most accl...

The 3 Mike Nichols Movies You Can Watch On Netflix Right Now

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 11.20.2014 | Entertainment

Legendary director Mike Nichols died on Wednesday night at the age of 83, leaving behind a nearly unparalleled legacy of film, television and theater....

Journalists Send Love To Diane Sawyer Following Death Of Husband Mike Nichols

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 11.20.2014 | Media

Mike Nichols, the legendary filmmaker and Oscar-winning director of "The Graduate," died Wednesday evening at the age of 83. Along with his illustr...

Oscar-Winning Director Of 'The Graduate' Dies

AP | SHELLEY ACOCA | Posted 11.21.2014 | Entertainment

NEW YORK (AP) -- Mike Nichols, the director of matchless versatility who brought fierce wit, caustic social commentary and wicked absurdity to such fi...

Rita Wilson Riffs on Taking Risks at Café Carlyle

Regina Weinreich | Posted 11.27.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Rita Wilson told a funny story about having worked with Bobby Short, resident star singer pianist at this special supper club back in the day. "It was a commercial," she laughed and sang a few notes from the Charlie ad, and we never really met. That was my brush with greatness."

Robin Williams, 1983: Even Then, You Could See Life Was A Struggle

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 10.11.2014 | Entertainment
Jesse Kornbluth

It's important for me to fall in love with people while I'm interviewing them and writing about them, but there's usually a half-life. After a while, you barely remember them. Robin was different. He made me more vivid to myself, and you don't get that every day.

Julia Roberts, You Stole My Boyfriend -- Now I Need Your Help

Geraldine Leer | Posted 10.08.2014 | Fifty
Geraldine Leer

Hello again, Julia Roberts. You stole my boyfriend in 'Mystic Pizza', and that has made all the difference. It was scripted, of course. But I'm hoping you go, 'Oh, yeah. The blonde in the pool hall.' Come to dinner and you can call me a hustler -- of work.

Why Men Aren't Meant To Have Reliable Erections Until The Day They Die

Mark Matousek | Posted 07.19.2014 | Fifty
Mark Matousek

The night when impotence first crossed my mind announced my fall from grace as a man. I was 14 years old, a blissful stranger to the histrionics of the male erection. My own was something I took for granted.

Red Velvet at St. Ann's Warehouse: The Moor Comes to Brooklyn

Regina Weinreich | Posted 06.01.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

To some, red velvet refers to the latest craze in cupcakes. To others, like those who attended the New York opening of a British import at St. Ann's W...

Mothers and Sons at the Golden: Terrence McNally Makes History

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.25.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Strident, a woman with whom to reckon, Tyne Daly's Katharine Gerard is a force of nature. Encased in fur, she's the refrigerator-sized iceberg in Terr...

Death of an Actor

Matt Negrin | Posted 04.07.2014 | Entertainment
Matt Negrin

Mandy Patinkin turned on his phone as soon as the wheels hit the runway at the airport in Fort Myers, Fla., on Super Bowl Sunday. That's when he learned that Philip Seymour Hoffman had been found dead in his apartment that morning.

The Art of Betrayal

Sally Fay | Posted 03.02.2014 | Arts
Sally Fay

I am by no means a reviewer, but I have experienced betrayal. My 26-year marriage ended with it, with subsequent lies and deceits still surfacing layers of betrayal. I am interested in exploring the topic and want to know if art imitates life, and more importantly, if it can make sense of it.

Moms Mabley: I Got Somethin' to Tell You on HBO

Regina Weinreich | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Among the many ways the pioneering comedienne Moms Mabley was a pioneer was that she performed at the Apollo in 1939, five years after the Harlem thea...

First Nighter: Craig, Weisz, Spall in Nichols's Angle on Pinter's "Betrayal"

David Finkle | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

Something Mike Nichols chose to do when directing the final moments of Harold Pinter's Betrayal annoyed me so I had to remind myself that up until then, the revered director had brought unusual insight and vitality to the nine-scene intermissionless play.

A Palliative to Obamacare Discord

Joseph Cooper | Posted 11.24.2013 | College
Joseph Cooper

These stories (I'm sure there are others) make vivid the embarrassments and fears of patients; their efforts to deal with deterioration, endure pain, and cope with unhinging and detachment. The reader, the viewer, and the re-reader can take cues from caregivers who ease the way to acceptance.