Filmmaker and Author Nora Ephron Dies

According to National Public Radio (NPR), Nora Ephron, a resident of New York City, died on June 26, 2012. Ephron succumbed to pneumonia brought on by complications from leukemia.

Today, twitter is lighting up with messages about Nora. There are references to her work and links to her obituaries. We know her work, it is all around us.

A nice one-liner from the Directors Guild of America says she was “an inspiration for women filmmakers when there were few.”

Nora Ephron’s Background

Wikipedia says Ephron was best known for her romantic comedies.

Nora Ephron and husband Nicholas Pileggi
Nora Ephron and husband Nicholas Pileggi

She was also known to be:

  • an American filmmaker
  • a director
  • a producer
  • a screenwriter
  • a novelist playwright
  • a journalist
  • an author
  • a blogger

    Ephron sometimes wrote with her sister Delia Ephron. Her most recent film, starring Meryl Streep, was Julie & Julia (2009).


    Nora Ephron was also a triple nominee for the Academy Award for Writing Original Screenplay for three films.

    Those films were:

    1. Silkwood

    2. When Harry Met Sally…

    3. Sleepless in Seattle

    In addition, the talented author and filmmaker co-authored the Drama Desk Award-winning theatrical production, Love, Loss, and What I Wore.

    “You can never have too much butter. That is my belief. If I have a religion, that’s it.” – Nora Ephron said this in an interview about her 2009 movie, Julie & Julia.

    Survived By

    Ephron is survived by two sons and her husband, Nicholas Pileggi, 79, an Italian-American author and screenwriter.