Author, director and screenwriter Nora Ephron has passed away. She was 71 years old. She created such memorable films as When Harry Met Sally…, Sleepless in Seattle, You’ve Got Mail and Julie & Julia.
Ephron had written a number of books, including Crazy Salad, I Feel Bad About My Neck: And Other Thoughts on Being a Woman and I Remember Nothing: And other Reflections. In the video embedded above, she talked about her writing on The View. Here’s more from The New York Times:
Ms. Ephron’s collection I Remember Nothing concludes with two lists, one of things she says she won’t miss and one of things she will. Among the “won’t miss” items are dry skin, Clarence Thomas, the sound of the vacuum cleaner, and panels on “Women in Film.” The other list, of the things she will miss, begins with “my kids” and “Nick” and ends this way: “Taking a bath. Coming over the bridge to Manhattan. Pie.”
Over at Brainpickings, you can read an inspiring set of quotes from Ephron’s books.
Her publisher shared this statement: “It is with great sadness that we report that Nora Ephron has died at the age of 71, after a battle with leukemia. She brought an awful lot of people a tremendous amount of joy. She will be sorely missed.”
The Writers Guild of America, East published this tribute: “In her life and in her work for print, stage and especially screen, Nora was the epitome of the New York writer: smart, funny, sophisticated, committed, driven and direct. Nora and her husband Nick have been stalwart members of the Writers Guild, East — our love and sympathy to him and Nora’s family, She was a friend, a colleague and a mentor and she will be deeply, deeply missed.”