26 June 2012 6:20 PM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

Nora Ephron, a journalist and writer who parlayed a reputation as a sharp, self-deprecating wit into a successful career as a Hollywood filmmaker, has died of cancer at the age of 71. Ephron, whose sisters Amy, Delia, and Hallie are also writers, was the daughter of the married screenwriting team of Henry and Phoebe Ephron, whose credits included Desk Set, Captain Newman, M.D., and the movie version of the Broadway musical Carousel. Ephron’s career began in 1963, when she was hired as a reporter for the New York Post on the basis of some writing she’d done »

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