Nora Ephron Passes Away At 71

10:02 PM EDT 6/26/2012 by Katrina Grant, Celebeat Reporter

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Nora Ephron has passed away, she was 71. Ephron died today of leukemia.

Ephron is most known for being the writer of "When Harry Met Sally," and filmmaker of "Sleepless in Seattle," "You've Got Mail," and "Julie & Julia."

Ephron started her career as a journalist before penning the 1983 biopic, "Silkwood." The movie earned her her first of three Oscar nominations. She made her directorial debut with the 1992 stage comedy, "This Is My Life."

Ephron was born on May 19, 1941 In New York City and was the daughter of screenwriters Henry and Phoebe Ephron. She is survived by her husband, writer Nicholas Pileggi (Goodfellas and Casino, both based on his books), and sisters Delia Ephron and Amy Ephron, both of whom are also writers.

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