Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Remembering Nora Ephron May 19, 1941-June 26, 2012
Nora Ephron was an American journalist, screenwriter, novelist, director and blogger.
She is best known for her romantic comedies and was nominated three times for an Academy Award for Best Writing (of a screenplay).
Among Nora Ephron's works were "Silkwood" "When Harry Met Sally" "Sleepless in Seattle" and her final film "Julia & Julia." She also co-authored Love, Loss and What I Wore.
Interestingly, Nora was one of a very few people who knew the true identity of Deep Throat during the Nixon years having been married to Carl Bernstein (one of the reporters during that time)
An award is named in Nora's honor for a female writer or filmmaker with a distinctive voice.
Nora Ephron died on June 26, 2012 from pneumonia resulting from acute myeloid leukemia.
Nora Ephron had completely planned her funeral that included in her funeral program favorite recipes from her friends including the recipe of columnist Liz Smith. Following her death, she was cremated and scattered at an undisclosed location.