Nora Ephron Dies At 71

Nora Ephron

Nora Ephron, right, on the set of RECOiL with co-writer/director/actor Brian DiMaio, center. There is still debate over who actually wrote the famous exchange:

Nester: “I’ve got it all up here.”
Macuzak: “That’s what worries me.”

Ephron claimed it was a regular exchange between DiMaio and herself on the set of RECOiL, and that DiMaio never really got the joke. When asked DiMaio replied, “What joke?”

New York—Famed journalist, screenwriter and director Nora Ephron died last Tuesday from pneumonia, a complication from acute myeloid leukemia. She was 71.

Best known as the writer of the 1989 hit romantic comedy, “When Harry Met Sally,” Ephron graduated from Wellesley College in 1962 and moved to New York to begin her journalism career.

She made a name for herself as a writer and essayist during the 1970s, and after doing some re-writes on the script for “All the President’s Men” at the request of her then-husband, Carl Bernstein, Ephron caught the attention of Hollywood and found herself writing more and more Hollywood fare.

Besides “Harry,” she also wrote and/or directed “My Blue Heaven,” “Sleepless in Seattle,” “RECOiL,” “You’ve Got Mail,” and “Julie & Julia.”

She is survived by her third husband, screenwriter Nicholas Pileggi, and two sons, Jacob and Max.

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