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Elaine May

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  • Years Active: 1950s, 1960s


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In the wake of Shelly Berman's successful sit-down-on-a-stool vignettes, it was inevitable that a male/female duo would emerge from the pack mining similar turf and the team of Nichols and May embodied it perfectly. Eventually splitting up by the early '60s, Elaine May became involved with the Broadway theatre crowd while Nichols has carved out a successful career as a motion picture director.