Nora Ephron
FameRank: 6

"BAFTA Award" (1994), "Crystal Award" (1994), "Ian McLellan Hunter Award" (2003), "Golden Apple Award" (2009)

/ children = 2 sons

/ parents = Henry Ephron,

Phoebe Ephron/Phoebe Wolkind


"Nora Ephron" (; May 19, 1941 – June 26, 2012) was an American journalist, essayist, playwright, screenwriter, novelist, producer, director, and weblog/blogger.

Ephron is best known for her romantic comedy/romantic comedies and was nominated three times for the Academy Award for Best Writing (Original Screenplay)/Academy Award for Best Writing: for Silkwood, When Harry Met Sally..., and Sleepless in Seattle. She won a BAFTA Award for Best Original Screenplay for When Harry Met Sally.... She sometimes wrote with her sister Delia Ephron. Her last film was Julie & Julia. She also co-authored the Drama Desk Award–winning theatrical production Love, Loss, and What I Wore. In 2013, Ephron received a posthumous Tony Award nomination for Best Play for her play Lucky Guy (play)/Lucky Guy.

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[A successful parent is one] who raises a child who grows up and is able to pay for his or her own psychoanalysis.

If pregnancy were a book, they would cut the last two chapters.

My mother wanted us to understand that the tragedies of your life one day have the potential to be comic stories the next.

It seemed to me that the desire to get married - which, I regret to say, I believe is basic and primal in women - is followed almost immediately by an equally basic and primal urge - which is to be single again.

Beware of men who cry. It's true that men who cry are sensitive to and in touch with feelings, but the only feelings they tend to be sensitive to and in touch with are their own.

I am continually fascinated at the difficulty intelligent people have in distinguishing what is controversial from what is merely offensive.

Insane people are always sure that they are fine. It is only the sane people who are willing to admit that they are crazy.

Summer bachelors, like summer breezes, are never as cool as they pretend to be.

Whenever I get married I start buying Gourmet Magazine.

What my mother believed about cooking is that if you worked hard and prospered, someone else would do it for you.

The major concrete achievement of the women's movement of the 1970's was the Dutch treat.

You enter into a certain amount of madness when you marry a person with pets.

Women are being considered as candidates for Vice President of the United States because it is the worst job in America. It's amazing that men will take it. A job with real power is First Lady. I'd be willing to run for that. As far as the men who are running for President are concerned, they aren't even people I would date.

Sometimes I believe that some people are better at love than others, and sometimes I believe that everyone is faking it.