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2011 Directors Guild Of America Honors - Arrivals

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 13: Actress Meryl Streep (R) poses with award recipient Director Nora Ephron at the 2011 Directors Guild Of America Honors at the Directors Guild of America Theater on October 13, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

Acclaimed writer, director Nora Ephron dies at 71

Essayist, writer, and filmmaker Nora Ephron has died. She was

71. Ephron was best known for directing some of the most beloved

romantic comedies in Hollywood, including Sleepless in Seattle, You've Got Mail, and 2009's Julie & Julia.