Nora Ephron, R.I.P.

Writer, director and second generation humorist Nora Ephron has died at the age of 71. Her bookHeartburn is one of the funniest things I’ve ever read although her ex-husband Carl Bernstein, who is skewered therein, may beg to differ. Her film career ended on a high note in 2009 withJulie & Julia and who among us didn’t howl, guffaw and cackle during When Harry Met Sally? Writing comedy is serious business and Nora Ephron was one of the best. She’ll be missed.

Here’s a swell tribute to Nora by Lawrence O’Donnell:

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