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Wednesday 27 June 2012

Nora Ephron: 'When Harry Met Sally', 'Sleepless in Seattle' director/writer has died

The woman who wrote and directed the movies 'When Harry Met Sally' and 'Sleepless in Seattle' - Nora Ephron - has died in Manhattan of complications relating to acute myeloid leukaemia. She was 71. 

She was the brilliance behind this scene:

And this one:

Nora was born in New York to a Broadway playwright and a Hollywood screenwriter, so her career path was in her genes.
She put her mother's advice - "take notes, everything is copy" - to good use, turning observations on relationships into hugely successful romantic comedies. [Gosh, that is brilliant advice].
Nora wrote essays for major US magazines from the late 1960s plus several non-fiction books, including two memoirs.
She was married three times: once to Carl Bernstein, the Washington Post reporter who helped uncover the Watergate scandal.
Nora's divorce from Bernstein resulted in a novel, 'Heartburn', which she turned into a movie starring Meryl Streep and Jack Nicholson.
Her first marriage to writer Dan Greenburg ended in 1976. And Nora's third marriage to Nicholas Pileggi - who wrote the screenplays for the Martin Scorsese films Goodfellas and Casino - lasted more than 20 years.
Rumours of her death circulated on Tuesday evening after her friend, celebrity columnist Liz Smith, published an online memorial. Smith said Nora's son had informed her a funeral had been scheduled for his mother.
Her film credits also include: 'You've Got Mail', 'Silkwood', and 'Julie and Julia', which was her final film, in 2009.
She was nominated for an Oscar three times - but never won the award.
Nora is survived by her husband and two sons.
What's your fave Nora Ephron flick?

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