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Mike Nichols' relationship with Diane Sawyer ended when Mike Nichols died on November 19, 2014. They had been married for 26.5 years.

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Mike Nichols

Entertainment - Director

Why Famous: "The Graduate" "Angels in America" "Closer" "Spamalot" director

Age: 83 (11/6/1931 - 11/19/2014)


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Diane Sawyer

Media - Journalist

Why Famous: Good Morning America

Age: 70 (b. 12/22/1945)

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Relationship Timeline

Event Start Date Length
Dating 8/1987 4 months
Engaged 1988 4.9 months
Married 4/29/1988 26.5 years
Deceased 11/19/2014 --
 Total27.3 years

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Where and/or how did Mike Nichols and Diane Sawyer meet?

They met in an airport waiting room in Paris. The LA Times, People magazine and other sources report that this meeting took place in 1986. Sawyer had put Nichols on her "wish list" of possible "60 Minutes" profiles, so she asked him to lunch to discuss the prospects.

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Classic Quotes by Mike Nichols and Diane Sawyer about their relationship:

When I met Mike Nichols, I thought he was the most heart-stoppingly funny and limitless person I'd ever met. Diane Sawyer
He's generous and adventurous and a little wild and utterly kind. It's that combination of something you're completely sure of and something dangerous and interesting. And he's also the funniest man on the face of the earth. Diane Sawyer
When I first met my wife I thought nobody can be that perfect. But she is. Mike Nichols
I met the man I would marry -- with all of that life-altering "Wham! What was that?" Diane Sawyer 5/2007
He is the funniest person on the face of this earth. How can you not be happy when someone wakes up in the middle of the night funny? Diane Sawyer 2007
She reminds me of my wife a lot. They're both people that everybody is after. They connect with everybody, they're sweet and they're kind and they're thoughtful, and they always have a good time, and nobody ever knows what they're really thinking, including me. Mike Nichols 2008
He is the sunniest apocalyptic I know. Diane Sawyer 1994
She is the kindest, smartest, most beautiful woman I've known. I love her entirely. Mike Nichols 1994
"He Puts Little Notes in My Sock Drawer" Diane Sawyer

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