Tom Hanks, Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan are honoring screenwriter Nora Ephron, who died on Tuesday at the age of 71.
All three actors worked with Nora Ephron in some of the most significant movies they ever made – Ryan and Crystal in When Harry Met Sally and Hanks and Ryan in Sleepless in Seattle.
Hanks says: “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…”
Meg Ryan says: “Nora was an era. We pictured ourselves inside her dreams and they became ours. All wisdom, wit and sparkle lights, what a treat she was, what a blessing. I marvel again and again, what a life… To have created a simple happiness in people, to have added to the sum of delight in the world.”
And Billy Crystal says: “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.”