|A New Leaf||1970||Actor||Henrietta||19707|
|Nichols and May -- Take Two||1996 1995 - 1996||Actor||Interviewee||19967|
|The Jack Paar Special||1960 1959 - 1960||Actor||n/a||19607|
|In the Spirit||1990||Actor||Marianne Flan||19907|
|Jack Paar Presents||1960 1959 - 1960||Actor||n/a||19607|
|California Suite||1978||Actor||Millie Michaels||19787|
|Small Time Crooks||2000||Actor||May||20007|
|AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Mike Nichols||2010 2009 - 2010||Actor||Presenter||20107|
|A Last Laugh at the 60's||1970 1969 - 1970||Actor||n/a||19707|
|AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Warren Beatty||2008 2007 - 2008||Actor||n/a||20087|
|The 26th Annual Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts||2004 2003 - 2004||Actor||n/a||20047|
|Mikey and Nicky||1976||Director||n/a||4|
|A New Leaf||1970||Director||n/a||4|
|The Heartbreak Kid||1972||Director||n/a||4|
|Such Good Friends||1971||Screenplay||n/a||1|
|Mikey and Nicky||1976||Screenplay||n/a||1|
|A New Leaf||1970||Screenplay||n/a||1|
|Heaven Can Wait||1978||Screenplay||n/a||1|
|Down to Earth||2001||From Story||from original screenplay("Heaven Can Wait")||1|
|Ishtar||1987||Theme Lyrics||lyrics("You Took My Love" "I'm Quitting High School" "Portable Picnic" "Love in My Will" "Software" "The Echo Song" "My Lips on Fire" "Have-Not Blues" "I Look to Mecca" "How Big Am I")||1|
|Wrote play, "Mr. Gogol and Mr. Preen", presented at the Mitzi E Newhouse Theater, Lincoln Center|
|Reteamed with Walter Matthau as co-stars in one segment of Herbert Ross' "California Suite"; screenplay written by Neil Simon based on his play|
|Moved to Los Angeles after death of father|
|Resumed screen acting career with role in Woody Allen's "Small Time Crooks"|
|Wrote Otto Preminger's "Such Good Friends" under pseudonym Esther Dale; adapted from Lois Gould's novel|
|Wrote "Adaptation", performed Off-Broadway on double bill with Terrence McNally's "Next" under title "Adaptation-Next"; also directed|
|Moved to NYC with Mike Nichols; began appearing in Greenwich Village nightclubs|
|Stage directing debut, "The Third Ear"|
|Scripted and helmed "Ishtar", reteaming her with Beatty and Hoffman; also co-wrote songs|
|Wrote the Broadway comedy "Taller Than a Dwarf"|
|Co-wrote the remake "Heaven Can Wait" with Warren Beatty (who produced, co-directed with Buck Henry and starred); received first Academy Award nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay|
|Was member of the ground-breaking improvisational troupe, The Compass Players (members included Mike Nichols and Alan Arkin)|
|Settled in Chicago|
|Ended creative partnership with Nichols|
|Made uncredited contribution to the screenplay of "Tootsie", starring Dustin Hoffman|
|Returned to Off-Broadway as playwright and star (with daughter Berlin) of "Power Plays"; also co-starred opposite Alan Arkin|
|Directed stage productions of "The Disappearance of the Jews", "Gorilla" and "Hotline", all at Chicago's Goodman Theatre|
|Acted with daughter Berlin in "In the Spirit", co-scripted by Berlin; film also reteamed her with Falk|
|Wrote "Primary Colors", directed by Nichols; earned second Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar nomination|
|Began appearing on stage in father's productions|
|TV debut (with Nichols), "The Jack Parr Show" (NBC)|
|Worked as child radio actress|
|Film acting debut in "Enter Laughing"; also acted in that year's "Luv", her first association with Peter Falk|
|Helmed "The Heartbreak Kid", adapted by Neil Simon from a Bruce Jay Friedman story; reportedly provided uncredited polish on script; daughter Jeannie Berlin played the part of the dumped spouse and earned a Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination|
|Was panelist on the CBS audience participation quiz show "Keep Talking"|
|Film writing and directing debut, "A New Leaf"; also starred opposite Walter Matthau as a terminally klutzy and unworldly botanist and heiress|
|Scripted Nichols-directed "The Birdcage", an Americanization of the French farce "La Cage aux folles"|
|Off-Broadway debut as playwright, "Not Enough Rope"; also wrote "A Matter of Position", performed at Philadelphia's Walnut Street Theatre|
|Reunited with Nichols to co-star in stage production of "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?", Long Wharf Theatre, New Haven, Connecticut; Nichols had directed the 1966 movie version starring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton|
|Quit TV series "Laugh Line" (NBC) after three weeks|
|Broadway debut in "An Evening with Mike Nichols and Elaine May", directed by Arthur Penn|
|Third film, "Mikey and Nicky", starring Falk and John Cassavetes, taken away by studio (Paramount) when editing process dragged on; Paramount cut film and released it; a director's cut was later screened at the 1980 Toronto Film Festival|
|Jack Berlin||Father||Performed in a Yiddish theater company; Died 1942|
|Jeannie Berlin||Daughter||Born Nov. 1, 1949 in Los Angeles, CA; father, Marvin May; raised partly by her grandmother|
|John Calley||Companion||Together in late 1960s|
|Stanley Donen||Companion||Donen reportedly proposed spring 2000|
|Reuben Fine||Husband||Married 1963 until his 1982 death|
|Sheldon Harnick||Husband||Married April 1962; Divorced 1963|
|Marvin May||Husband||Married 1948 when Elaine was 16; Divorced|
|Harvey Miller||Companion||Died Jan. 8, 1999 at age 68|
|Mike Nichols||Companion||Met 1954 while both were living in Chicago; Had brief romance before forming their famous on comedy partnership; Professionally parted ways 1961|
|Edmund Wilson||Companion||Met in late 1950s|
|University of Chicago|
|"You wouldn't dare fuck with [Elaine], because she was right back so fast, people fell left and right . . . Elaine was more interested in taking chances than being a hit. I was more interested in making the audience happy." --Mike Nichols quoted in PREMIERE, March 1994|
|Nichols: Miss Loomis?
May: Yes, sir?
Nichols: May I speak with you for a moment, please?
Nichols: Will you come into my office?
May: Yes. (pause) Yes, sir?
Nichols: Miss Loomis, Kravitz tells me you've been coming into office naked.
May: Yes, sir.
Nichols: Can you explain yourself?
May: Well, I have the south office, and there are no windows. It's enormously warm in there, and it's more comfortable to work naked than with clothes on.
Nichols: Oh, Miss Loomis, but you can't walk through the offices naked. This is an insurance company. You're not working at a bank, you know.
May: Well, I've asked them to put in an air-conditioner . . .
--sample Nichols and May sketch, reprinted in The New York Times, May 19, 1996.
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