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Timeline and Marriages of Nora Ephron


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Nick Pileggi and Nora Ephron Marriage Profile (1987-2012)
Nora Ephron and Nicholas Pileggi

Writer/director Nora Ephron and writer Nicholas Pileggi arrive at the 101 Greatest Screenplays gala reception at the Writers Guild Theater on April 6, 2006 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Nora Ephron's third marriage was her successful and long lasting walk down the aisle with Nicholas Pileggi. Nora said in an interview that she thought her husband Nicholas was "definitely a nicer person than I am."


Nicholas D. Pileggi: February 22, 1933 in New York City, New York.

Wedding Info:

Nick and Nora were married before a judge in her apartment on March 28, 1987. They surprised about forty dinner guests who didn't know they would witness Nora and Nick's wedding.
Nora: “Well, my wedding dress. Just this appalling dress. And I looked terrible in it. It looked like ‘101 Dalmatians.’ I don’t know what I was thinking or who I thought I was. But the worst thing was that everyone said I couldn’t cook because it was my wedding.”
Source: Ariel Levy. "Nora Knows What To Do." NewYorker.com. 7/6/2009.


Nicholas: Crime journalist, author, screenwriter, and producer.
Nicholas Pileggi Official Author Page

Quotes About the Marriage of Nick Pileggi and Nora Ephron:

Nora: "I married a journalist, and that didn't work. But then I married another, and it did."
Source: Nora Ephron. I Remember Nothing: And Other Reflections. 2011. pg. 30.

Ariel Levy: "When Ephron and Pileggi started dating, he “instantly caught pinkeye” from her children, who were three and four at the time. Within a month, he had moved into her apartment, on the West Side, “and that was just that,” she said. They have been together for twenty-six years. “I have never, ever seen them have a fight,” Ephron’s son Jacob Bernstein, who writes for Women’s Wear Daily, said."
Source: Ariel Levy. "Nora Knows What To Do." NewYorker.com. 7/6/2009.

Nora: "My husband [screenwriter Nicholas Pileggi, who wrote Goodfellas], used to bring the silliest things home to me, like a bag of subway tokens because I was always losing them in my purse. It was so romantic."
Source: Marisa Fox. "Ladies Who Lunch: Talking About Food, Life, and Love with Amy Adams and Meryl Streep." LHJ.com. 2009.

Hugh A. Mulligan: "Nick and Nora might seem like a Hollywood remake of the Thin Man series. He is tall and courtly with the charming manners and restrained wardrobe of a consigliere, while she is pert and sassy and in the know ... They do not engage in professional collaboration, Nick and Nora do edit each other and, he attests, 'are thick-skinned enough to swap some very blunt criticism' without fomenting marital strife."
Source: Hugh A. Mulligan. "Chronicler Nicholas Pileggi makes an honest living from organized crime." Daily Herald. 8/24/1998. pg. Section 3/page 3.

Nora Ephron's Marriages

Nora Ephron and Dan Greenburg
Nora Ephron and Carl Bernstein
Nora Ephron and Nicholas Pileggi

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