R.I.P. Nora Ephron, screenwriter for many classic romantic comedies

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Nora Ephron, the screenwriter responsible for When Harry Met Sally, Silkwood, Sleepless in Seattle, You’ve Got Mail, Julie & Julia, died on Tuesday at the age of 71. Lawrence O’Donnell paid tribute to her on that night’s edition of The Last Word.

After describing her as a “friend,” he said, “I tried to collect my thoughts today when I’d heard that we lost her … and I couldn’t.” Instead, he read a statement from Tom Hanks, which read:

Nora Ephron was a journalist/artist who knew what was important to know; how things really worked, what was worthwhile, who was fascinating and why. At a dinner table and on a film set, she lifted us all with wisdom and wit mixed with lofe for us and love for life. Rita and I are so very sad to lose our friend who brought so much joy to all who were lucky enough to know her.

R.I.P. Nora Ephron, screenwriter for many classic romantic comedies

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