Our world lost a brilliantly talented and funny woman this evening. Nora Ephron died at the age of 71 from a rare form of leukemia, myelodysplasia. Even if you don’t recognize her name, everyone is familiar with her work. She is the wonderful screenwriter who gave us “Silkwood”, “When Harry Met Sally”, “Sleepless in Seattle”, “You’ve Got Mail” and “Julie and Julia”. She also wrote the script for “Heartburn” which was the thinly disguised story of her own disastrous marriage to Watergate reporter, Carl Bernstein.
A strong and proud feminist, Ms. Ephron understood and supported women in all walks of life – a legacy much larger than even her famous and award-winning movies. She was married to author Nicholas Pileggi, who, along with her two sons from her marriage to Bernstein, was with her when she passed. I will miss her – we all will, but she’s left us with some terrific films and some more than memorable dialogue – both on the big screen and in our real lives. Thank you Nora.