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Nora Ephron at a book party at Gotham Book Mart in New York, May 24, 1976. Ephron, who worked as a journalist, novelist, screen writer and director over her long career, died Tuesday, June 26, 2012 in Manhattan. She was 71. (WILLIAM E SAURO/NYT)
Nora Ephron at a book party at Gotham Book Mart in New York, May 24, 1976. Ephron, who worked as a journalist, novelist, screen writer and director over her long career, died Tuesday, June 26, 2012 in Manhattan. She was 71. (WILLIAM E SAURO/NYT)

Acclaimed screenwriter Nora Ephron dead at 71 Add to ...

Oscar-nominated screenwriter Nora Ephron, known for romantic comedies When Harry Met Sally and Sleepless in Seattle, as well as books and essays, has died in New York after battling leukemia. She was 71.

Ephron, who had suffered from acute myeloid leukemia, died on Tuesday evening at New York’s Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center surrounded by her family, they said in a statement.

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