Nora Ephron

by follers on June 6, 2017

Date of Birth: May 19, 1941

Place of Birth: New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Death: June 26, 2012

Place of Death: New York City, U.S.

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Nora Ephron was an American journalist, essayist, playwright, director, novelist, producer, screenwriter, and blogger.

She was the daughter of Phoebe Ephron and Henry Ephron, who were playwrights and screenwriters. Her sisters, Delia Ephron, Hallie Ephron, and Amy Ephron, are all writers. Her family was Jewish.

Nora’s family’s surname was spelled “Efron” generations back. No genealogical connection between Nora and actor Zac Efron has been established, but is possible.

Nora’s patrilineal line can be traced to Israel Efron, who was born c. 1750, and was from Ivyanets, Belarus.

Nora’s paternal grandfather was Yitzhak Asher “Isaac” Ephron (the son of Chaim Nachum Ephron and Pearl Levitt). Yitzhak was from Valožyn, Minsk, Belarus. Chaim was the son of Israel Efron and Guda.

Nora’s paternal grandmother was Gittle “Gussie” Weinstein. Gittle was from Skidzyel’, now in Belarus.

Nora’s maternal grandparents were Louis Wolkind (the son of Bernard Wolkind and Grace Kunin) and Kate Lautkin.

Sources: Genealogy of Nora Ephron –

Genealogy of Nora Ephron (focusing on her father’s side) –

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