"John Scully's" comic strip that has a farewell every day (drawn and written by Ruben Bolling)

"John Scully's" comic strip that has a farewell every day (drawn and written by Ruben Bolling)
"John Scully's" comic strip that has a farewell every day (drawn and written by Ruben Bolling)
September 19 is the last post for this blog. Thanks to all my readers!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Never to be Forgotten:
Mike Nichols 1931-2014

Mike Nichols, who first gained fame in a comedy duo with Elaine May and later as a director on stage and screen, has died at the age of 83. He is one of the few performers to have won an Oscar, Emmy, Tony and Grammy.

I blush to write it, but his birthday was two weeks ago, I saw his name on imdb.com and passed right over it. His genre credits are directing the movies Day of the Dolphin with George C. Scott, Wolf with Jack Nicholson and What Planet Are You From? with Garry Shandling and Annette Bening. Bruce Weber wrote a long and glowing obituary in The New York Times today, but when he admitted Nichols' less than stellar work, he noted Day of the Dolphin and Wolf by name. Weber completely failed to mention What Planet Are You From?

Such are the rules of this blog. If someone does work in fantasy and sci-fi, even if it is minor work in their career, they get a mention. For me, since I didn't get to see the plays he directed, my favorite work of his are the comedy routines with Elaine May, hands down.

Best wishes to the family and friends of Mike Nichols, from a fan. He is never to be forgotten.

2 comments:

  1. You are something Prof. H, an ear and eye on the best of what is out there! I played a tribute to Mike Nichols on my show tonight, a couple of great skits...Bedside Manner and A Little More Gauze that he did with Elaine May. They were superb and way ahead of their time. Both were/are great talents, Ishtar be damned! :-) Merry Christmas Doctor coming up in a couple of weeks. I also posted the Mother and Son skit they did on my website and Facebook page today. Good on ya for recognizing great talent, keep up the good work!

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  2. But boy, Garry Shandling sucked as an actor.

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