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Nora Ephron

NORA EPHRON

  (1941 - 2012)

Nationality:    USA
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Nora ephron (May 19, 1941  June 26, 2012) was an American filmmaker, director, producer, screenwriter, novelist, playwright, journalist, author, and blogger. She is the daughter of screenwriting team, Pheobe and Henry ephron, who wrote classic screenplays such as, there's No Business Like Show Business, What Price Glory and Desk Set. She is the oldest of four sisters, Delia, Amy and Hallie. the ephrons were a family that valued verbal jousting, and in an article in Vanity Fair one ephron sister compared the family dinner table to the algonquin Round Table. ephron grew up in a household where both parents abused alcohol, but she has never let her sometimes difficult childhood defeat her. ephron graduated from Wellesley in 1962 with a degree in journalism, and became a reporter for the New York Post. In her autobiographical speech, adventures Screenwriting, ephron reveals that in college all she could think about was going to New York and becoming a journalist. She became one of the counrty's best known journalists with her work in esquire, New York Times Magazine and New York Magazine. Two collections of her essays, Crazy Salad and Scribble, Scribble were bestsellers, along with her novel, Heartburn, an account of the breakup of her marriage. ephron was married to writer, Dan Greenburg before marrying Watergate journalist, Carl Bernstein. the couple had two sons, Jacob, 21 and Max, 20. It was the breakup with Bernstein that prompted her novel Heartburn. In 1987, ephron married Nicholas Pileggi, a journalist and screenwriter. He wrote Wiseguys, which later became Goodfellas.

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below is a list of Nora Ephron's plays - click on a Play Title for more information

        Imaginary Friends         Love, Loss, And What I Wore         Lucky Guy



Imaginary Friends

Synopsis:
Novelist Mary McCarthy's notorious statement on the Dick Cavett Show calling playwright Lillian Hellman a liar exploded into one of the most famous of all literary feuds. This surreal farce portrays these two literary lionesses battling it out in hell. It chronicles a compelling story of two women shaped by their different but equally unsettled childhoods, their looks (one was a beauty, one was not' and the men in their lives while it brilliantly examines to great comic effect the concept of truth in fiction: Who can you believe? Interspersed throughout are witty songs that enable the ensemble to comment on the action. the acclaimed Broadway production starred famed actresses Swoozie Kurtz and Cherry Jones

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by Nora Ephron, Music And Lyrics by Marvin Hamlisch And Craig Carnelia

1st Produced:
Old Globe Theatre, San Diego    12 Dec 2002

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Genre:
Dramatic Farce with music

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Love, Loss, And What I Wore

Synopsis:
This collection of vignettes and monologues is based on the best-selling book by Ilene Beckerman, as well as on the recollections of the ephrons' friends. the Vagina Monologues without the vaginas is how the ephrons describe this theatrical event, which, like the book it's based on, uses clothing and accessories and the memories they trigger to tell funny and often poignant stories that all women can relate to
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created by Nora ephron And Delia ephron

1st Produced:
Westside Downstairs, NY    01 Oct 2009

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Dramatists Play Service, NY, (2010)   -

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Piece

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Lucky Guy

Synopsis:
Nora Ephron's LUCKY GUY marks a return to her journalistic roots in a new play about the scandal- and graffiti-ridden New York of the 1980s, as told through the story of the charismatic and controversial tabloid columnist Mike McAlary (Tom Hanks in his Broadway debut). From his sensational reporting of New York's major police corruption to the libel suit that nearly ended his career, the play Dramatizes the story of McAlary's meteoric rise, fall and rise again, ending with his coverage of the Abner Louima case for which he won the Pulitzer Prize, shortly before his untimely death on Christmas Day, 1998.

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1st Produced:
Broadhurst theatre
235 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036    01 Apr 2013

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1st Published:
Dramatists Play Service, NY   978-0-8222-2965-0

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  12            Female:  2            Other:  -

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