The Washington Post reported that writer-director Nora Ephron has died at age 71, as a result of complications from a blood disorder.
Best known for writing and directing "Sleepless in Seattle," the 1993 hit starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan, and the follow-up pairing of the two stars in "You've Got Mail" (1998), Ephron began by writing for TV in 1973 but broke into big-screen movies in a huge way with "Silkwood" (1983), for which she received an Oscar nomination. Her second Academy Award nod came in 1990, when she received another nomination for the screenplay of the Rob Reiner-directed relationship comedy "When Harry Met Sally." Her third came with "Sleepless in Seattle." More recently she wrote the screenplay and directed "Julie & Julia," teaming again with Meryl Streep.