Screenwriter and director Nora Ephron, whose smart romantic comedies made her a Hollywood legend, has died at the age of 71. Ephron passed away from complications related to the blood disorder myelodysplasia, which she was diagnosed with in 2006.
Ephron is best known for writing the 1989 film When Harry Met Sally and also for writing and directing the 1993 film Sleepless in Seattle. (Both films are ranked in the American Film Institute’s Top Ten Romantic Comedies of all time.) Most recently, Ephron wrote and directed the critically-acclaimed 2009 film Julie & Julia.
Outside of her film career, Ephron was also known for her work as a journalist in the 1960s and her marriage to journalist Carl Bernstein, who, along with Bob Woodward, was responsible for breaking the Watergate scandal …
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