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Nora Ephron

Writer-director

Born - 19 May 1941, New York City, USA
Died - 26 June 2012

Darkly mop-haired, multi-talented artist who wrote and/or directed some of Hollywood's most popular light entertainments, brimming with wit and understanding about human relationships. She began as a journalist in 1968, and had published books by the early 1970s. Her first film screenplay (after writing for TV) was for Silkwood in 1983: it gained her the first of her three Oscar nominations. Other successful screenplays followed, including Heartburn (1986), When Harry Met Sally... (1989) and My Blue Heaven (1990), before she began directing her own work: This is My Life (1992), Sleepless in Seattle (1993), Michael (1996), You've Got Mail (1998), Hanging Up (2000), Bewitched (2005) and Julie & Julia (2009), her last. She made cameo appearances as an actress in two Woody Allen films, Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989) and Husbands & Wives (1992). Married three times, latterly to writer Nicholas Pileggi, she died from myeloid leukemia, complicated by pneumonia.