- Name: Nora Ephron
- Born: 05/19/1941
- Died: 06/26/2012 (71 years old)
- Occupation: Screenwriter, producer, director, journalist, playwright, author
Nora Ephron (// EF-rən; May 19, 1941– June 26, 2012) was an American journalist, writer, and filmmaker. She is best known for her romantic comedy films and was nominated three times for the Academy Award for Best Writing: for Silkwood (1983), When Harry Met Sally… (1989), and Sleepless in Seattle (1993). She won a BAFTA Award for Best Original Screenplay for When Harry Met Sally…. She often co-wrote scripts with her sister Delia Ephron. Her last film was Julie & Julia (2009). Her first produced play, Imaginary Friends (2002), was honored as one of the ten best plays of the 2002–03 New York theatre season. She also co-authored the Drama Desk Award–winning theatrical production Love, Loss, and What I Wore. In 2013, Ephron received a posthumous Tony Award nomination for Best Play for Lucky Guy.
Notable Works: Silkwood, When Harry Met Sally…, Sleepless in Seattle, You’ve Got Mail, Julie & Julia
Awards: BAFTA Award
School: Wellesley College
Birth Place: New York City, New York, U.S.
Death Place: New York City, New York, U.S.
Nora Ephron quotes :
The desire to get married, which - I regret to say, I believe is basic and primal in women - is followed almost immediately by an equally basic and primal urge - which is to be single again.Nora Ephron
My mother was a good recreational cook, but what she basically believed about cooking was that if you worked hard and prospered, someone else would do it for you.Nora Ephron
With any child entering adolescence, one hunts for signs of health, is desperate for the smallest indication that the child's problems will never be important enough for a television movie.Nora Ephron