Nichols's work includes The Graduate, Carnal Knowledge and Working Girl. He was married to ABC News anchor Diane Sawyer.
“He was a true visionary, winning the highest honours in the arts for his work as a director, writer, producer and comic and was one of a tiny few to win the EGOT — an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony in his lifetime,” ABC News president James Goldston said in the statement.
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