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TheDailyBeast: Summer 2012's Lost Legends

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Nora Ephron

(May 19, 1941–June 26, 2012)

It speaks to the impact Nora Ephron had on Hollywood—culture as a whole, really—that the likes of Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Rosie O’Donnell, and Meg Ryan all attended and paid tribute at her memorial service. It speaks to Ephron’s subversive and whimsical wit that the prolific writer planned the entire affair before her passing: who would speak, in what order, and for how long. Ephron, who died June 26 at age 71, reinvented the modern romantic comedy by crafting razor-sharp banter and smart, strong female leads who deserved their happy endings: "When Harry Met Sally," "Sleepless in Seattle," "Julie and Julia." She was a trailblazer in two industries. She began her career as a journalist for publications including the New York Post, Esquire, and New York, and became one of the first truly successful female screenwriters and directors. Summed up Streep at Ephron’s service: “She was a breathtaking original.”

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