Jul 10, 2012
By Michael Kramer
The tributes continue for Nora Ephron…who died last month.
Martin Short, Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks were some of the stars at a special memorial in New York yesterday.
Martin Short was the first speaker to take the stage, saying ” I believe that when people pass, they zoom into the people that love them the most…and if that’s the case, then all of us here have a piece of Nora.”
Ephron’s friends from New York and Hollywood were in attendance , including fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg and filmmaker Steven Spielberg.
About 800 friends and family were invited to New York’s Lincoln Center for the private service, which Ephron planned herself before her death by choosing the speakers and leaving instructions in a folder labelled “exit.”
Ephron — a journalist, writer, director and author — died of pneumonia in June, after a battle with leukemia. She was 71.