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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 & 12 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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Stage Play: Lucky Guy. Drama. Written by Nora Ephron. Associate Director: Kamilah Forbes. Costume Design by Toni-Leslie James. Scenic Design by David Rockwell. Directed by George C. Wolfe. Broadhurst Theatre: 1 Apr 2013- (still in production + 33 previews that began on 1 Mar 2013). Cast: Tom Hanks (as "Mike McAlary") [Broadway debut], ... See more »

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

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[on success] Most of us live our lives devoid of cinematic moments. See more »


In a 2005 interview with Tom Brokaw, she stated that even though then husband Carl Bernstein didn't make her privy to the identity of Watergate informant "Deep Throat," she figured it out from clues (including Bernstein's notes referencing the initials "M. F." -- allegedly for "my friend") and was willing to tell her guess to anyone who asked. Her guess was proved correct when on May 31, 2005, W.... See more »

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