Nora Ephron's Death: Hollywood Remembers the Writer-Director
UPDATED: Justin Timberlake, Jessica Biel, Alyssa Milano, Zooey Deschanel, Jimmy Kimmel and Kelly Ripa are among those paying tribute to the creative mind behind such films as "When Harry Met Sally."
The industry is mourning the loss of Nora Ephron.
The celebrated writer-director died Tuesday in New York after a battle with leukemia. She was 71.
Ephron's credits include such beloved movies as When Harry Met Sally, Sleepless in Seattle and You've Got Mail.
Her screenplays for Silkwood, Harry and Sleepless all earned Oscar nominations. Most recently, she directed 2009's Julie & Julia, which starred her frequent collaborator Meryl Streep as Julia Child.
After news of her death hit the Internet, many in Hollywood took to Twitter to pay tribute to Ephron. Among them:
I was lucky enough to dine with Nora Ephron. She made me laugh so hard I laughed again just thinking about it.
I'm very sad about Nora Ephron, a hero for all funny ladies.
Nora Ephron...thank you for your ground breaking contributions for women in the film industry. You have truly paved the way. With respect...
Rock of Ages director Adam Shankman
...truly amazing how many lives she touched.
Jennifer Love Hewitt
Rip Norah Ephron. You spoke the words I could never find. Wrote about the love I hope to find and we will never find another you.
Nora Ephron. The Hostess with the Mostest on the Ball. A brilliant soul, and we will all miss her so....
Rest in peace, Nora Ephron. ♡
@shondarhimes: I try to write parts for women that are as complicated and interesting as women actually are." --Nora Ephron”
Producer Frank Marshall
We have lost an extraordinary talent, NORA EPHRON. a truly remarkable woman.
The world has lost a great great woman-- Nora Ephron died tonight and to say she will be missed is putting it mildly.
My thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Nora Ephron at the news of her passing. Especially to her husband and my friend Nick.
New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg
Nora Ephron always loved a good New York story, and she could tell them like no one else. NYC will miss her very much.
R.I.P. Nora Ephron... Funny, charming, witty, full of heart, and one of the greatest who put it all down in timeless, quotable classics.
Auditioned for Nora Ephron 20 yrs ago. Didn't get the part but she sent me a thank you note. I'll always remember that and you, Nora.
RIP Nora Ephron. You will be missed.
“you can settle for reality, or you can go off, like a fool, and dream another dream.” ― Nora Ephron Oh Jeez... you will be missed..RIP XO
RIP Nora Ephron...
R.I.P Nora Ephron. A witty, charming, lovely person.
Project Runway judge Nina Garcia
“Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.” RIP Nora Ephron
What a body of work Nora Ephron leaves us all. Gone too soon she had more to say....
Nora Ephron you helped all writer-girls know to just tell the truth.
So sad to hear that the brilliant Nora Ephron passed away. Her films already are legendary and her talent will be missed. RIP
Actress Kristen Schaal (30 Rock)
Nora Ephron was wonderful. She was kind to me and she will be missed.
Writer-director Lorene Scafaria (Seeking a Friend for the End of the World)
So genuinely sad to hear about Nora Ephron. Her characters and dialogue made me want to write. And her films live on!
Sad news... [with a link to an obituary]
Actress Julie Klausner
Oh, God. RIP Nora Ephron. Bless you and much love. Giving virtual hugs to all she influenced. ... I saw Nora Ephron with @BillyEichner at Joe's Pub. Will treasure that memory & her influence on Billy, @LenaDunham, so many more.
Sad to hear we have lost such a talented woman today. Nora Ephron has and always will be an inspiration to women everywhere.
Steve Case, co-founder of AOL and now chairman of Case Foundation and Revolution
Sad to hear of Nora Ephron's death. Met her when she did You've Got Mail movie (a sign Internet had arrived).
Former Real Housewives of New York star Alex McCord
RIP Nora Ephron - the weaver of so many beautiful movie memories - Sleepless in Seattle was the first "grownup" film I watched with the chums:
CBS This Morning contributor Lee Woodruff
Nora Ephron--- there is a big tear in the writer's universe and you will always be my hero, not least of all for your craps skills.