Nora Ephron, the three-time Academy Award nominee for Best Original Screenplay ("Silkwood," "When Harry Met Sally," "Sleepless in Seattle"), has died for as-yet undisclosed reasons. She was 71.
Ephron, daughter of playwrights Henry and Phoebe Ephron had been suffering from leukemia according to friends and family.
The iconic scriptwriter won her first Oscar nomination with her screenplay for "Silkwood" starring Meryl Streep in a true-life story of Karen Silkwood and her mysterious death surrounding a plutonium plant. Ephron also gave us lighthearted romantic comedies such as "When Harry Met Sally," "Sleepless in Seattle," and "You've Got Mail."
Her most recent collaboration with Streep was "Julie & Julia."
Known for being a witty and acerbic writer, Ephron was deemed influential for also becoming one of the few successful female directors in Hollywood beginning with "This is My Life."
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