She died from pneumonia brought on by acute myeloid leukemia, her son Jacob Bernstein tells The New York Times.
Nora wore many hats during her career: Filmmaker, director, producer, screenwriter, novelist, playwright, journalist, author, and blogger.
But it was the legendary romantic comedies that the New York-born Hollywood heavyweight created that catapaulted her career: When Harry Met Sally (nominated for Oscar and Golden Globe awards in 1990), Sleepless In Seattle (nominated for an Oscar in 1994) and You’ve Got Mail are probably the most iconic of her films. But, she also worked her magic in her other genres, such as the drama Silkwood (nominated in 1984 for an Oscar), the comedy-drama Julie & Julia, among others. (See a select filmography below).
Nora won a BAFTA award for Best Original Screenplay for When Harry Met Sally. She also received the recognition of her writing peers, when she received the Ian McLellan Hunter Award from the Writers Guild of America in 2003.
Nora also co-authored the the theatrical production Love, Loss and What I Wore, which won a Drama Desk Award.
- (1983) Silkwood (writer)
- (1986) Heartburn (writer, novel)
- (1989) When Harry Met Sally… (writer, associate producer)
- (1989) Cookie (writer, executive producer)
- (1990) My Blue Heaven (writer, executive producer)
- (1992) This Is My Life (director, writer)
- (1993) Sleepless in Seattle (director, writer)
- (1994) Mixed Nuts (director, writer)
- (1996) Michael (director, writer, producer)
- (1998) Strike! / The Hairy Bird / All I Wanna Do (executive producer)
- (1998) You’ve Got Mail (director, writer, producer)
- (2000) Hanging Up (writer, producer)
- (2000) Lucky Numbers (director, producer)
- (2005) Bewitched (director, writer, producer)
- (2009) Julie & Julia (director, writer, producer)