We are mourning the death of screenwriter, author and NWHM supporter, Nora Ephron. She wrote the scripts for some of the most beloved American romantic comedies, including When Harry Met Sally, You’ve Got Mail and Sleepless in Seattle. Most recently, Ephron wrote the screenplay for Julie and Julia. Ephron’s work is witty and populated by three-dimensional characters, flawed yet always genuine. She drew upon her own experience in relationships, turning the excruciating into the wryly funny, exemplified by her novel Heartburn, based on her divorce from Watergate journalist Carl Bernstein. Her parts for women have been especially prized by Hollywood’s most talented actresses. Ephron once said, “I try to write parts for women that are as complicated and interesting as women actually are.”
The staff of NWHM sends its heartfelt condolences to Ms. Ephron’s family. Her unique voice will be greatly missed.