'Good Morning America' Anchor Robin Roberts Remembers Mike Nichols

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Photo credit: Rachael Ray Show Aired November 26, 2015

As the world continues to mourn the loss of Mike Nichols, 'Good Morning America' anchor Robin Roberts is sharing one of the best memories she had with the Oscar-winning director, who died last week of a heart attack at the age of 83.

"One of the best Thanksgiving memories I have is in their home," Roberts says of Nichols and his wife, Diane Sawyer, with whom Roberts worked for years on 'Good Morning America.'

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"It was shortly after my father had passed away. My mom said to me, 'I don't want to have a family Thanksgiving; I want to do something totally different."

"Going to Mike and Diane's [home] for Thanksgiving was something that was totally different," Roberts said with a laugh.

"That was the first time my mom met Mike," she continued, "and she was just chatting away. Then, she goes back home to Mississippi and she tells her friends, 'Oh, I met Diane's husband, Mike!'" And they were like, 'You know that was Mike Nichols, right?!' She goes, "Oh really! No kidding!"  She had no idea!"

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"She just loved him for being who he is," Roberts continued. "He was just so full of life. It's a wonderful memory."

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