Hollywood screenwriter Nora Ephron, the woman behind such films as “When Harry Met Sally” and “Sleepless in Seattle,” has died at the age of 71.
She died of complications from the blood disorder myelodysplasia.
Born in New York and raised in Beverly Hills, California, Nora Ephron was the eldest daughter of two Hollywood screenwriters. Two of her sisters also happen to be screenwriters and a third is journalist and author.
Ephron is the ex-wife of Watergate journalist Carl Bernstein, who was her second husband and father of her two sons. His extramarital affairs during their marriage inspired her 1983 novel “Heartburn” and the 1986 movie of the same name.
She received three Oscar nominations for screenwriting, for “Silkwood,” “When Harry Met Sally,” and “Sleepless in Seattle.”
She is survived by her two sons and her third husband, screenwriter and novelist Nicholas Pileggi.
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