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Nora Ephron

Screenwriter, Producer, Director
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Net worth 2018: $40 Million
Industry: Writers
Residence: New York City
Country: United States
BirthDay: 19 May 1941
Sigh: Gemini
Died On: June 26, 2012
Education: Wellesley College

Nora Ephron was bornon 19 May 1941 in New York City, American, is Screenwriter, Producer, Director. Nora Ephron was an American journalist, playwright, screenwriter, novelist, columnist, director and producer. She is mostly known for the romantic comedies that she wrote and directed, like, ‘Sleepless in Seattle’, ‘When Harry Met Sally’, ‘You’ve Got Mail’, etc. She started out her creative journey as a journalist for the New York Post and worked there for the initial six years of her career, which helped her in finding her voice to finally be able to pen down her bold, eccentric and satirical ideas into famous essays and novels. But it was Ephron’s leap into Hollywood with her distinctive talent for screenwriting that established her talent for the world to notice. Her first script ‘Silkwood’ paved the way for her future success in the field of screenwriting. But she did not just restrict herself to that; with ‘This is My Life’ she entered into the creative and elaborate world of film making. She also co-authored the Drama Desk Award–winning theatrical production ‘Love, Loss, and What I Wore’ with her sister Delia and in 2013, Ephron received a posthumous Tony Award nomination for Best Play for her play ‘Lucky Guy’.


$40 Million


Ephron died of pneumonia, a complication resulting from acute myeloid leukemia in 2012


Her last epic work was a comedy about the life of Julia Child and a young, aspiring cook, titled ‘Julie & Julia’ in 2009


Ephron’s next film ‘Bewitched’ released in 2005 but it failed to generate any positive response


Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks came together again for Ephron’s American romantic comedy ‘You’ve Got Mail’ in 1998


In 1992, Ephron made an attempt at film making and directed her first film, ‘This is My Life’, a family drama focusing on the life of a single mother aspiring to become a stand-up comedian


She got married for the third time to Screenwriter Nicholas Pileggi in 1987 and remained married to him until her death


Her success from ‘Silkwood’ was followed with her screenplay for ‘Harry Met Sally (1986)’—starring Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan


In 1983, she made an entry into the world of movies by writing the screenplay for the drama ‘Silkwood’


Her second marriage was with journalist Carl Bernstein of Watergate fame (from 1976-80)—the couple had two children together: Jacob and Max


In the 1970s, her articles, focused on sex, food, and New York City, were collected and published in 1970's ‘Wallflower at the Orgy’ and 1975's ‘Crazy Salad’


Ephron married thrice: her first marriage was with writer Dan Greenburg (from 1967-76)


She became a famous writer with the New York Post, especially after she came out with the sensational news in 1966 that singer Bob Dylan had married Sara Lownds in a private ceremony three-and-a-half months before


She graduated from Beverly Hills High School and later on received her degree from Wellesley College in Massachusetts in 1962

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