Nora Ephron, Writer of When Harry Met Sally, Dead at 71
Nora Ephron, seasoned journalist, blogger, novelist, playwright, essayist and screenwriter, has died in Manhattan, New York.
Earlier today, Nora Ephron’s representatives stated she was gravely ill from pneumonia brought on by acute myeloid leukemia. She was diagnosed six years ago.
Ephron is most famous to the mainstream for her work on such films as When Harry Met Sally, Sleepless in Seattle, You’ve Got Mail and most recently Julia & Julia.
Ephron was born May 19, 1941, in New York City and grew up in Beverly Hills. She comes from a family of writers – her parents were both screenwriters (Carousel, There’s No Business Like Show Business), two of her sisters are screenwriters and another is a journalist.
The following is an excerpt from her 2010 book, I Remember Nothing: And other Reflections: “If you really want to do them, you better do them. There are simply too many people getting sick, and sooner or later you will. So I’m very much a believer in knowing what it is that you love doing so you can do a great deal of it.”