(AP) - Actors and writers react to the death of writer-director Nora Ephron on Tuesday at age 71:
_ "So sad to hear that the brilliant Nora Ephron passed away. Her films already are legendary and her talent will be missed. RIP" _ Actress Marlee Matlin
_ "Heartbroken about Nora Ephron. CRAZY SALAD one of first books I read as young woman that made me think I could be a writer, too." _ Best-selling author Jennifer Weiner, whose books include "Good in Bed" and "In Her Shoes."
_ "Nora Ephron always loved a good New York story, and she could tell them like no one else. NYC will miss her very much" _ New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
_ "R.I.P Nora Ephron. A witty, charming, lovely person." _ Actor, writer, director Albert Brooks.
_ "I am so sad about Nora Ephron's passing!!! oh what this wonderful woman contributed with her body of work..." _ Actress Tracee Ellis Ross.
_ "My thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Nora Ephron at the news of her passing. Especially to her husband and my friend Nick." _ Actor Joe Mantegna.
_ "The world has lost a great great woman-- Nora Ephron died tonight and to say she will be missed is putting it mildly." _ TV personality-author Suze Orman.
_ "When Harry Met Sally is one of my go-to rainy day movies. Thanks to Nora Ephron for making so many people happy. She will be missed." _ Actress Mary Elizabeth Winstead.
_ "My heart aches. Nora Ephron. What a tremendous loss. RIP." _ Actress Kerry Washington.
_ "RIP Nora Ephron brilliant gracious and FUNNY" _ Filmmaker Ron Howard.
_ "You can settle for reality, or you can go off, like a fool, and dream another dream." â(EURO). Nora Ephron Oh Jeez... you will be missed..RIP XO" _ Actress Kirstie Alley.
_ "I just heard about Nora Ephron. I'm so sad. A great & prolific writer, a warm & kind soul. Gone just like that." _ Comedian-actress Sarah Siverman.
_ "RIP Nora Ephron. You will be missed." TV host Kelly Ripa.
_ "Auditioned for Nora Ephron 20 yrs ago. Didn't get the part but she sent me a thank you note. I'll always remember that and you, Nora." Actor-comedian Kevin Nealon.
_ "`I try to write parts for women that are as complicated and interesting as women actually are.' --Nora Ephron" _ writer, director, "Grey's Anatomy" creator Shonda Rhimes.
_ "RIP Nora Ephron. Insightful, humorous and human writer/director who always knew who she was and expected the same of others." _ Actor Lou Diamond Phillips.
_ "Very sad about Nora Ephron passing away. She wrote some of my very favorite films and was a huge inspiration. (hash)RIPNORA" Actress Felicia Day.
_ "Rest in peace, Nora Ephron--and thank you for creating the girl-culture club so many of us wanted to join." _ Glamour magazine editor Cindi Leive.
_ "So sad to hear bout Nora Ephron. We did a movie called `Mixed Nuts' when I was 20. She was funny intelligent and loving. One of a kind." _ Actress-musician Juliette Lewis.
_ "Nora Ephron was devastatingly funny, extremely witty, and was ALWAYS one of the kindest people I have ever met." _ Actor Colin Hanks, son of Tom Hanks.
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