Hollywood screenwriter Nora Ephron died yesterday after a battle with acute myeloid leukemia. She was 71 years old.

Ephron's illustrious career spanned nearly 25 years and left a permanent mark on the world of romantic comedies. She scored three Academy Award nominations for her work penning some of the most popular movies of all time including When Harry Met Sally, You've Got Mail, Sleepless in Seattle and Julie & Julia.

Nora Ephron in 2012

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She got to work with some of the biggest names ever in Hollywood and was highly respected for the skill she brought to the table. Check out what some of them had to say about her in their statements.

Tom Hanks: "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 love 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."

Billy Crystal: "I am very sad to learn of Nora's passing. She was a brilliant writer and humorist. Being her Harry to Meg's Sally will always have a special place in my heart. I was very lucky to get to say her words."

Meryl Streep: "Nora just looked at every situation and cocked her head and thought, 'Hmmmm, how can I make this more fun?' You could call on her for anything: doctors, restaurants, recipes, speeches or just a few jokes, and we all did it, constantly. She was an expert in all the departments of living well."

Nicole Kidman: "She was so smart, warm and funny. I am so grateful that she was my friend and we had the opportunity to work together. My thoughts and love are with her family at this time. I will never forget the dinners, games and laughter we all shared."

What's our favorite Nora Ephron movie moment of all time? The classic diner scene from When Harry Met Sally!

What's your favorite Nora Ephron flick?

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