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Nora Ephron (1941–2012)

Nora Ephron was educated at Wellesley College, Massachusetts. She was an acclaimed essayist (Crazy Salad 1975), novelist (Heartburn 1983), and had written screenplays for several popular films, all featuring strong female characters, such as anti-nuclear activist Karen Silkwood (Silkwood (1983), co-written with Alice Arlen) and a mobster's feisty ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 7 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

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 2009 Julie & Julia (screenplay)
 2009 Acting for the Camera (Short) (additional dialogue)
 2005 Bewitched (written by)
 2000 Hanging Up (screenplay)
 1998 You've Got Mail (screenplay)
 1996 Michael (screenplay)
 1994 Mixed Nuts (screenplay)
 1993 Sleepless in Seattle (screenplay)
 1992 This Is My Life (screenplay)
 1990/I My Blue Heaven (written by)
 1989 When Harry Met Sally... (written by)
 1989 Cookie (written by)
 1986 Heartburn (novel) / (screenplay)
 1983 Silkwood (written by)
 1978 Perfect Gentlemen (TV Movie)
 1973 Adam's Rib (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- For Richer, for Poorer (1973) ... (story)
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Other Works:

Novel: "Heartburn" (filmed as Heartburn (1986)) See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 1 Portrayal | 2 Interviews | 5 Articles | See more »

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Personal Quote:

The desire to get married, which - I regret to say, I believe is basic and primal in women - is followed almost immediately by an equally basic and primal urge - which is to be single again. See more »


New York, NY, USA: Eight months after her death, Ephron's play 'Lucky Guy' opens on Broadway for a limited run starring her longtime friend Tom Hanks. See more »

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