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Nora Ephron

Hollywood Legend

Dead at 71

6/26/2012 5:05 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Nora Ephron -- the legendary Hollywood writer who penned the screenplays for "Sleepless in Seattle" and "When Harry Met Sally" -- died Tuesday after a battle with leukemia. 

According to Ephron's son Jacob Bernstein, the 71-year-old had been suffering from acute myeloid leukemia ... and took a turn for the worse in recent days after coming down with pneumonia.

Ephron scored 3 Academy Award nominations in her illustrious Hollywood career ... and was widely considered one of the most powerful women in the entertainment industry.

Among her most memorable films ... "Silkwood" ... "My Blue Heaven" ... "Michael" ... "You've Got Mail" ... and "Julie and Julia."

Ephron was married to (and famously divorced) Watergate scandal reporter Carl Bernstein ... before entering her 3rd (and final) marriage to screenwriter Nicholas Pileggi. 

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myopinion    

RIP Nora Ephron....Thanks for the GREAT movies.

758 days ago
32.

Kelly    

I thought her films were overrated but RIP.

758 days ago
33.

IceGypsy    

Wow we are losing so many greats lately. RIP Nora

758 days ago
34.

haskel420    

was she one of The Ramones..!!

758 days ago
35.

Truth    

WTF IS WRONG WITH HER LEFT EYE??? POPS OUT WORSE THAN THOSE CHEAP ASS LED EDGE LIGHT TV's... JUST SAYIN. RIP. #TRUTH!!

758 days ago
36.

tellmeaboutit     

What a surprise to find news, albeit sad news, about an actual talent on tmz among the usual debris of reality stars/has beens/wanna bes/lowlifes. Ephron was an independent, strong, very talented woman in a field that was then mostly men. RIP, Nora, you will be sorely missed.

758 days ago
37.

Justus    

Legend is too much. Famous yeah, probably.

758 days ago
38.

GLaDOS    

She was such a "Legend" that like 40 people have replied to this in the over 2 hours since her passing was announced. 3 whole pages. LOL.

Famous. Not a legend by any means. She had like 2 memorable movies. Way to overstate things TMZ.

758 days ago
39.

bring back recent posts    

...GOD....how I HATE CANCER..............................

758 days ago
40.

Alice    

RIP, Nora. You were one of the best!

758 days ago
41.

dale12    

Godspeed Nora, and RIP.

758 days ago
42.

Katmc.    

Loved her movies. They will pass the test of time.

758 days ago
43.

jingo    

one less lib.

758 days ago
44.

xoLovelyyxo    

who cares?? lol

758 days ago
45.

jingo    

Why is it that when some Hollywood person dies everyone reacts like he/she was the greatest thing to ever grace our presence? She was a f'n writer.....just like thousands of other people. She is no better than anyone else.

showbiz411 has a story about how she left clues about her upcoming death by making a list of things she won't miss.

here is my list:
Nora Ephron.

758 days ago
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