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Elaine May and Mike Nichols.

Laugh and cry ...

(That seems to be how I describe my days lately).

During this pandemic, I stay at home a lot and watch television. Of course I see many comedians. There is one comedian especially, he was also a gifted actor, producer and director. His name was Mike Nichols.

Mike was only about seven years old when his parents sent him out of Germany, where he was born as Igor Mikhail Peschkowsky, to America to keep him from falling into the hands of Nazis. Yes, Mike Nichols was Jewish, and for years he formed a comedy team with ELAINE IVA BERLIN, and they were very famous and successful....



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