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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!
    please share

  • 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.

  • 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.


    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!

  • TheDudeAbides

    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.

  • Julie

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

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  • donnadew

    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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