Prolific writer Nora Ephron dead at 71
Nora Ephron created strong female characters for films like "Silkwood" and "Sleepless in Seattle."
June 26th, 2012
09:18 PM ET

Prolific writer Nora Ephron dead at 71

(CNN) - Novelist, filmmaker and screenwriter Nora Ephron has died after a battle with leukemia, her publisher said Tuesday. She was 71.

"She brought an awful lot of people a tremendous amount of joy. She will be sorely missed," said the statement from Alfred A. Knopf.

Ephron's romantic comedies included the box office hits "When Harry Met Sally," and "Sleepless in Seattle," both of which earned her screenwriting Oscar nominations.

She was also nominated for an Oscar for writing "Silkwood," the story of anti-nuclear activist Karen Silkwood.

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  1. Name*ej

    Who.

    June 26, 2012 at 9:25 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Unknown

    RIP

    June 26, 2012 at 9:28 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Rick

    "And you just gotta remember, Sparky – no matter what they tell you – you can *never* have too much sugar. " – Michael

    R.I.P. Nora Ephron

    June 26, 2012 at 9:28 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Abbeystone

    She was of the greats who brought a sense of humor ad humanity to show business. She will be missed.

    June 26, 2012 at 9:28 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Nathan

    My family knew her for years. She did a lot for women in the industry and will be missed. RIP.

    June 26, 2012 at 9:30 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Bolobolo66

    Her books were far better than her movies. Too bad.

    June 26, 2012 at 9:30 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Lila

    She was so talented and lived such an amazing life, didn't even know she was sick. My condolences to her family and friends.

    June 26, 2012 at 9:31 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Jo

    For women!!! A milestone of great achievement!!!'

    June 26, 2012 at 9:31 pm | Report abuse |
  9. jim

    Very gifted and talented person whose work will always be enjoyed.

    June 26, 2012 at 9:34 pm | Report abuse |
  10. liberated

    R I P

    June 26, 2012 at 9:34 pm | Report abuse |
  11. SF

    Loved your stuff Nora! RIP.

    June 26, 2012 at 9:35 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Tam

    What a talent. Great books, great films.

    June 26, 2012 at 9:36 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Dev

    I loathe hollywood and everything it represents but this is to young for a person to die....feel bad for her family!

    June 26, 2012 at 9:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bryce

      71 is too young ? No, 14 is too young and Nora Ephron would be the first to say that.

      June 26, 2012 at 9:41 pm | Report abuse |
  14. banasy©

    My condolences to her family and friends...RIP Miss Ephron.

    June 26, 2012 at 9:38 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Bryce

    I loved her writing and movies. What a treasure she was.

    June 26, 2012 at 9:40 pm | Report abuse |
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