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Nora Ephron, Writer-Filmmaker, Dies At 71 [VIDEO]

Nora Ephron, the essayist, author and filmmaker who challenged and thrived in the male-dominated worlds of movies and journalism, and was loved, respected and feared for her wit, died on Tuesday of leukemia. She was 71.

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Nora Ephron (Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

Her book publisher Alfred A. Knopf confirmed her death in a statement.

Born into a family of screenwriters, Ephron was a top journalist in her 20s and 30s, then a best-selling author and successful director. She was among the most quotable and influential writers of her generation. She wrote and directed such favorites as “Julie & Julia” and “Sleepless in Seattle,” and her books included the novel “Heartburn,” a brutal roman a clef about her marriage to Washington Post reporter Carl Bernstein.



Ephron was married three times: to Dan Greenburg, Bernstein and Nicholas Pileggi, who survives her. She had two sons.

Nora Ephron’s  filmography:

— “Julie & Julia,” 2009 (writer, director, producer).

— “Bewitched,” 2005 (writer, producer).

— “Lucky Numbers,” 2000 (director, producer).

— “Hanging Up,” 2000 (writer, producer).

— “You’ve Got Mail,” 1998 (writer, director, producer).

— “All I Wanna Do,” 1998 (executive producer).

— “Michael,” 1996 (writer, director, producer).

— “Mixed Nuts,” 1994 (writer, director).

— “Sleepless in Seattle,” 1993 (writer, director).

— “This Is My Life,” 1992 (writer, director).

— “My Blue Heaven,” 1990 (writer, producer).

— “When Harry Met Sally,” 1989 (writer, producer).

— “Cookie,” 1989 (writer, executive producer).

— “Heartburn,” 1986 (writer).

— “Silkwood,” 1983 (writer).

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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