Nora Ephron gave us so many wonderful comedic moments, from scenes in blockbuster films, to perfect turns of phrase, to advice that only she could give.
Meg Ryan's fake orgasm in "When Harry Met Sally" wasn't just funny, it was iconic. And it's just one of the many extraordinarily human, touching and hilarious bits of perfection that make up Ephron's legacy.
Here are just a few of the comedy gems this incomparable writer, director and producer was responsible for. Click through our picks, and then tell us yours.
'This Is My Life' Starring Julie Kavner
From Janet Maslin's NY Times review: <em>"Making her directorial debut with 'This Is My Life,' Nora Ephron does exactly what she did on the page. She shapes every detail of this witty, picture-perfect slice of New York life to fit a single vision, one that even at its most generous and funny manages to retain a penetrating clarity."</em>
Which has to be the best take down of a philandering husband anyone has ever written.
She began directing in her 50s
Hollywood is often thought of as a young person's game, but Ephron developed her career slowly and steadily over the course of many years, directing "This Is My Life" in 1992, and following that up with her mega-hit "Sleepless in Seattle" in 1993.
Meryl Streep & Jane Lynch as these ladies...
Possibly our two favorite movie sisters of all time.
Steve Martin dressed like this
We can't get enough of his hair, clothes, voice, everything in this movie.
An important lesson...
Sometimes, a perfectly nice relationship with a perfectly nice guy can be absolutely wrong for you. Be adults and move on. This is an important theme in both "You've Got Mail" and "Sleepless in Seattle."
This sage advice...
Getting older can be maddening... but a sense of humor can save you.
A Perfect explanation of importance of 'The Godfather'
We doubt Puzo himself could have put it any better.
With another great woman we miss.