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Born on
19 May 1941 AD
Sun Sign
Born in
New York City
Died on
26 June 2012 AD
place of death
New York City
Henry Ephron
Phoebe Ephron
Delia, Amy, Hallie Ephron
Dan Greenburg (m. 1967-1976; divorced), Carl Bernstein (m. 1976-1980; divorced), Nicholas Pileggi (m. 1987–2012; her death)
Max Bernstein, Jacob Bernstein
Wellesley College
Net worth
$40 million
1994 - BAFTA Award for Best Original Screenplay
1994 - Crystal Award
2003 - Ian McLellan Hunter Award
2009 - Golden Apple Award
Nora Ephron was an American journalist, playwright, screenwriter, novelist, columnist, director and producer. She is mostly known for the romantic comedies that she wrote and directed, like, ‘Sleepless in Seattle’, ‘When Harry Met Sally’, ‘You’ve Got Mail’, etc. She started out her creative journey as a journalist for the New York Post and worked there for the initial six years of her career, which helped her in finding her voice to finally be able to pen down her bold, eccentric and satirical ideas into famous essays and novels. But it was Ephron’s leap into Hollywood with her distinctive talent for screenwriting that established her talent for the world to notice. Her first script ‘Silkwood’ paved the way for her future success in the field of screenwriting. But she did not just restrict herself to that; with ‘This is My Life’ she entered into the creative and elaborate world of film making. She also co-authored the Drama Desk Award–winning theatrical production ‘Love, Loss, and What I Wore’ with her sister Delia and in 2013, Ephron received a posthumous Tony Award nomination for Best Play for her play ‘Lucky Guy’.
  • The Nora Ephron Prize is a $25,000 award by the Tribeca film festival for a female writer or filmmaker "with a distinctive voice."
  • She was a regular blogger and part-time editor of Huffington Post.
  • She knew the true identity of ‘Deep Throat’.
  • She co-authored the play ‘Love, Loss, and What I Wore’ (based on the book by Ilene Beckerman) with her sister Delia.
  • Her son Jacob Bernstein is supposed to direct an HBO movie on her life called ‘Everything Is Copy’.
  • The failure of her second marriage inspired her to write the novel ‘Heartburn’.
  • Her sisters Delia and Amy are screenwriters and her third sister, Hallie, is a journalist, book reviewer and novelist.


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She is a fine writer.

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