Nora Ephron Dead at 71

Nora Ephron, acclaimed writer, screenwriter, has died after a battle with leukemia at age 71 on Tuesday night. Ephron, a native New Yorker and Hollywood icon, began her career in journalism before writing film classics like Silkwood, Sleepless in Seattle, You’ve Got Mail, and When Harry Met Sally. Her work has won three Academy Awards, and she has directed many of her own films. Ephron married Goodfellas screenwriter Nicholas Pileggi in 1987, following a four-year marriage to The Washington Post’s Carl Bernstein.