Norah Ephron will likely be remembered for her career as a screenwriter. Of course, she wasn’t just that. Ephron wrote the screenplays for “Silkwood”, “When Harry Met Sally….”, “Sleepless in Seattle”, “You’ve Got Mail”,. And so many more. She was also an essayist, novelist, reporter and the Editor-At-:Large for the Huffington Post.
Ephron was a graduate of Wellesley College, and told her alma mater back in 1996 that “Whatever you choose, however many roads you travel, I hope that you choose not to be a lady. I hope you will find some way to break the rules and make a little trouble out there. And I also hope that you will choose to make some of that trouble on behalf of women.”
She would spend many a year as a journalist for the New York Post, back when that meant something, and went on to write about the women’s movement for Esquire in the 1970′s.
The Huffington Post let us know that “Ephron is survived by her husband, screenwriter Nicholas Pileggi and her two sons, Jacob and Max Bernstein. A memorial has been planned for Thursday, June 28, in New York.”
Ephron passed away from complication from myelodysplasia.