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Mourning Mike Nichols, the enemy of mystery

In this Nov. 13, 1980, file photo, Gilda Radner, center,  and Sam Waterston, left, stars of the new Broadway comedy "Lunch Hour," share a laugh with Mike Nichols after opening night. Nichols, the director of matchless versatility who brought fierce wit, caustic social commentary and wicked absurdity to such film, TV and stage hits as "The Graduate," `'Angels in America" and "Monty Python's Spamalot," died Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. He was 83.  (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — The last time he was on Broadway, director Mike Nichols was asked what his secret was to getting the best from his actors.

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Mourning Mike Nichols, the enemy of mystery

In this Nov. 13, 1980, file photo, Gilda Radner, center,  and Sam Waterston, left, stars of the new Broadway comedy "Lunch Hour," share a laugh with Mike Nichols after opening night. Nichols, the director of matchless versatility who brought fierce wit, caustic social commentary and wicked absurdity to such film, TV and stage hits as "The Graduate," `'Angels in America" and "Monty Python's Spamalot," died Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. He was 83.  (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — The last time he was on Broadway, director Mike Nichols was asked what his secret was to getting the best from his actors.

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Florida woman latest to accuse Cosby of forced sex

In this Nov. 6, 2014 file photo, entertainer Bill Cosby gestures during an interview about the upcoming exhibit, "Conversations: African and African-American Artworks in Dialogue, " at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art, in Washington. After amassing a private collection of African-American Art over four decades, Bill Cosby and his wife Camille plan to showcase their holdings for the first time in an exhibition planned at the Smithsonian Institution. Temple University says Bill Cosby remains a trustee of the Philadelphia institution despite renewed scrutiny of sexual assault  allegations in recent weeks. Through his lawyer, the 77-year-old comedian has strongly denied wrongdoing. Cosby has never been charged.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman who came forward Thursday became the fourth in recent weeks to say Bill Cosby gave her pills that made her feel groggy then forced himself on her sexually.

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Mike Nichols, crafter of films, plays, dies at 83

Television journalist Diane Sawyer and her husband, film director Mike Nichols, pose together at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences' 13th Annual Hall of Fame induction ceremonies, in this Nov. 1, 1997 file photo taken in the North Hollywood section of Los Angeles. ABC News confirms director Mike Nichols and husband of Diane Sawyer died Wednesday Nov. 19, 2014. He was 83. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — A legend of film, theater and comedy in nearly equal measure, Mike Nichols was an unquestioned fixture of smart, urbane American culture across a relentlessly versatile, six-decade career that on stage or screen, reliably coursed with crackling intelligence.

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Putting Oscar on the block

This photo provided by Nate D. Sanders Inc. shows actor James Cagney's 1942 Oscar statuette for best actor, awarded for his performance as George M. Cohan in the film, "Yankee Doodle Dandy.” The auctioneer Nate D. Sanders will sell the Oscar statuette to the highest bidder on November 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Nate D. Sanders Inc.)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — ‘Tis the season when many stars are preparing for months-long campaigns with the distant hope of bringing home an Academy Award come February.

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