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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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  • remi

    truly sad

  • lauren

    r i p

  • Becca

    oh no… i loved her movies!!! RIP!!!

  • cm

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

  • http://justjared Sad

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

  • dani

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

  • Helen

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

  • strathEr

    please visit Nora’s online memorial and add your memories there! Let’s make this memorial BIG!
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  • Mrs. Chancellor

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

  • lylian

    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

    Very sad…….deepest sympathies to the family.

  • Aizhan

    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

    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!

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

  • Joneblaze

    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

  • Julie

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

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    Sorry, but I don’t understand the mourning, keening and ashes on the head over this woman’s death. She was able to sell her middle of the road romcoms because she was born into a very influential family and she married 3 of the biggest stars in journo-entertainment. She won’t be remembered in the future because her “work” was so thoroughly ordinary. Please let’s stop acting like she was a talent on the order of, say, Paddy Chayefsky. She wasn’t.

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