Nora Ephron

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Nora Ephron

Ephron in New York City, 2010
Born May 19, 1941(1941-05-19)
New York City
Died June 26, 2012(2012-06-26) (aged 71)
New York City
Cause of death Pneumonia brought on by acute myeloid leukemia
Resting place Cremated
Residence New York City
Nationality American
Alma mater Wellesley College
Occupation Screenwriter, producer, director, journalist, playwright, author
Years active 1973–2012
Notable works Silkwood, When Harry Met Sally..., Sleepless in Seattle, Julie & Julia
Home town New York City
Spouse Dan Greenburg
(m. 1967–1976; divorced)
Carl Bernstein
(m. 1976–1980; divorced)
Nicholas Pileggi
(m. 1987–2012; her death)
Children 2 sons
Parents Henry Ephron,
Phoebe Wolkind
Awards BAFTA Award (1994), Crystal Award (1994), Ian McLellan Hunter Award (2003), Golden Apple Award (2009)

Nora Ephron (EHF-rihn;[1] May 19, 1941 – June 26, 2012)[2] was an American movie director, producer and novelist. Ephron was the eldest of the four daughters of writers Henry Ephron (1911-1992) and Phoebe Ephron (née Wolkind, 1914-1971). Her sisters are Delia Ephron (born 1944), Hallie Ephron (born 1948) and Amy Ephron (born 1952). Nora Ephron was born in New York City and moved to Los Angeles, California when she was a child.[2] She moved back East after leaving high school.[2] She made many novels into movies. Ephron has been married to Nicholas Pileggi from 1987 until her death in 2012. Ephron died of pneumonia which was caused by her illness of leukemia.

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  1. "Delia Ephron on the Closeness and Complexity of Sisterhood". Fresh Air. Event occurs at 1:18–1:44. Interview.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Telegraph obituary

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