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Nora Ephron
Birth: May 19, 1941
Death: Jun. 26, 2012

Writer, Filmmaker. The eldest of four sisters, all of whom became writers, her father, Henry, and her mother, Phoebe, were screenwriters who wrote, among other films, 'Carousel', "There's No Business Like Show Business' and "Captain Newman, M.D.'. The family moved from New York to Beverly Hills, where she grew up, graduating from Beverly Hills High School in 1958. She enrolled at Wellesley where she began writing for the school newspaper. After graduation from college in 1962, she moved to New York, where she landed a job as a mail girl at Newsweek. In the late 1960s, she turned to magazine journalism where she quickly made a name for herself by writing frank, funny personal essays. Her first screenplay was for 'Silkwood' a 1983 film based on the life of Karen Silkwood, who died under suspicious circumstances while investigating abuses at a plutonium plant where she worked. Three years later she wrote a screenplay adaptation of her own novel, 'Heartburn', but it was her 1989 script for 'When Harry Met Sally' that established her reputation as a writer of romantic comedies which went on to include, 'Sleepless in Seattle (1993) and 'You've Got Mail' (1998). Ephron also wrote and directed, "Lucky Numbers" (2000), "Bewitched" (2005) and "Julie & Julia" (2009), which was her final film. Ephron died from pneumonia, a complication resulting from acute myeloid leukemia which she was diagnosed with in 2006. (bio by: Louis M.) 
 
Burial:
Cremated, Ashes scattered.
 
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Originally Created by: jean worrell
Record added: Jun 26, 2012
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Nora Ephron
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- Poodle Plum
 Added: Jun. 27, 2014
A talented lady.
-Anonymous
 Added: Jun. 26, 2014

- Patti Podboy
 Added: Jun. 26, 2014
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