Nora Ephron was born May 19, 1941, to parents Henry and Phoebe Ephron, a pair of screenwriters. Nora and her sisters, Delia, Amy, and Hallie, all grew up to work as writers. Nora grew up in Beverly Hills and graduated from Wellesley College in 1962 with a degree in political science. Ephron worked as a journalist, writing for the New York Post and Esquire magazine.
Ephron made the transition into screenwriting, writing for films like When Harry Met Sally (1986), Sleepless in Seattle (1993), and You’ve Got Mail (1998), which she wrote with her sister, Delia. Nora and Delia co-authored the play Love, Loss and What I Wore, an adaptation of Ilene Beckerman’s book of the same name, which ran Off-Broadway for two years. Ephron was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia in 2006 and passed away on June 26, 2012 from pneumonia, a complication from her leukemia.
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