Nora Ephron, the essayist, author and filmmaker, died Tuesday of leukemia. She was 71. Ephron's son, Jacob Bernstein, confirmed her death. Her book publisher Alfred A. Knopf also confirmed it in a statement. (June 26)
Nora Ephron, the Oscar-nominated filmmaker behind such hits as "When Harry Met Sally" and "Sleepless in Seattle" died Tuesday of leukemia. She was 71. Ephron is considered one of most influential women in Hollywood and one of the literary world's key authors. She is best known for writing books like "Heartburn" and "Crazy Salad" and for the movies "You've Got Mail," "When Harry Met Sally," "Sleepless in Seattle" and most recently "Julie & Julia."