Nora Ephron

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Nora Ephron
Nora Ephron.jpg
Ephron in New York City, 2010
Born(1941-05-19)May 19, 1941
New York City
DiedJune 26, 2012(2012-06-26) (aged 71)
New York City
Cause of deathPneumonia brought on by acute myeloid leukemia
Resting placeCremated
ResidenceNew York City
NationalityAmerican
Alma materWellesley College
OccupationScreenwriter, producer, director, journalist, playwright, author
Years active1973–2012
Notable work
Silkwood, When Harry Met Sally..., Sleepless in Seattle, Julie & Julia
Home townNew York City
Spouse(s)Dan Greenburg
(m. 1967–1976; divorced)
Carl Bernstein
(m. 1976–1980; divorced)
Nicholas Pileggi
(m. 1987–2012; her death)
Children2 sons
Parent(s)Henry Ephron,
Phoebe Wolkind
AwardsBAFTA 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 acute myeloid leukemia.

References[change | change source]

  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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