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Nora Ephron Dead at 71

Nora Ephron Dead at 71

When Harry Met Sally screenwriter Nora Ephron has passed away at the age of 71.

The three time Oscar-nominated writer reportedly had been battling leukemia, according to Variety.

Nora, who previously worked on You’ve Got Mail, Julie & Julia, and Sleepless in Seattle, had two projects in development. She wrote and was to direct a biopic on singer Peggy Lee with Reese Witherspoon in the starring role. In addition, she adapted the four-part British television series Lost in Austen into a film and was set to direct it as well.

Our thoughts go out to Ms. Ephron‘s family and friends.

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19 Comments

# 3

oh no… i loved her movies!!! RIP!!!

# 4

So sad. Such a pioneer for women behind the camera. A true New Yorker.

# 5

What a loss! Didn’t know she was battling leukemia. Condolences to her family.

# 6

Talent and brains! Bless you Nora for sharing your life and talent with us!

# 7

R.I.P. And thanx for this wonderful movie ..may god be with your family

# 8

please visit Nora’s online memorial and add your memories there! Let’s make this memorial BIG!
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# 9
Mrs. Chancellor @ 06/26/2012 at 10:42 pm

A true talent. I enjoyed her work. RIP Ms. Ephron.

Just read that Nora Ephron has passed away. I’ve enjoyed her movies, her witty screen plays. RIP. I will miss her at the movies.
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Gossipgirl @ 06/26/2012 at 11:35 pm

Very sad…….deepest sympathies to the family.

I feel so sad. She is my Favorite Director. I love The Holyday and You’ve got mail. RIP Nora. Thank you for your great films.

TIMEKEEPER @ 06/27/2012 at 4:24 am

My condolences to Nora Ephron’s family. RIP Nora, and thanks for the wonderful memories. You are a beautiful soul, and now you can rest. God bless!

I watched A Lot Like Love yesterday. Which is often compared to films like You’ve Got Mail, and When Harry Met Sally.

Joneblaze @ 06/27/2012 at 5:52 am

She was definitley the queen of the romantic comedy
When Harry Met Sally,Sleepless in Seattle, and You’ve Got Mail had good amounts of humor
but a lot of heart and truth too.
Silkwood was her most haunting work.
R.I.P

Very sad. R.I.P. Nora. My mother and I enjoyed the movies brought to life by your scripts.

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