In the summer of 1961 she was a summer intern in the Kennedy White House; she once said she was probably the only intern that President Kennedy had never hit on. Her second husband was the Watergate journalist Carl Bernstein. She was a journalist, a blogger, an essayist, a novelist, a playwright, an Oscar-nominated screenwriter and a movie director — a rarity in a film industry whose directorial ranks were and continue to be dominated by men. Her box-office successes included “You’ve Got Mail” , “Julie & Julia” , “Sleepless in Seattle,” and “When Harry Met Sally.” Today’s dead celebrity is Nora Ephron.

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New York Times Obituary for Nora Ephron

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Erin Carlson website, author of ‘I’ll Have What She’s Having’

Nora Ephron’s commencement speech at Wellesley College

Nora Ephron documentary “Everything is Copy” by Jacob Bernstein

‘The Nora Ephron We Forget’ article in The New Yorker

Dead or Alive Quiz Game

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