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Also Known As: Died: September 6, 1992
Born: May 26, 1912 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Bronx, New York, USA Profession: screenwriter, producer, director, playwright, stage manager

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Playwright turned screenwriter and producer, known for his teaming with wife Phoebe Wolkind. Among his credits as a screenwriter are Henry King's "Carousel" (1956), which also marked the start of his producing career, and the Walter Lang films "There's No Business Like Show Business" (1954) and the Tracy/Hepburn classic "Desk Set" (1957). Ephron's final screenplay "Captain Newman, M.D." (1963) received an Oscar nomination for best screenplay adaptation. He was the father of screenwriter/director Nora Ephron.

Playwright turned screenwriter and producer, known for his teaming with wife Phoebe Wolkind. Among his credits as a screenwriter are Henry King's "Carousel" (1956), which also marked the start of his producing career, and the Walter Lang films "There's No Business Like Show Business" (1954) and the Tracy/Hepburn classic "Desk Set" (1957). Ephron's final screenplay "Captain Newman, M.D." (1963) received an Oscar nomination for best screenplay adaptation. He was the father of screenwriter/director Nora Ephron.

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DIRECTOR:

1.
  Sing, Boy, Sing (1958) Director

CAST: (feature film)

1.
 The Big Show (1957)
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1934:
First collaborated with wife Phoebe Wolkind on the play "Three's a Family"
1944:
First produced screenplay, "Bride By Mistake"
1946:
Moved with family to Los Angeles
1956:
Debut as a producer for "Carousel"
1957:
Made directorial debut with "Sing Boy Sing"
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Education

Evander Childs High School: New York , New York -
Cornell University: Ithaca , New York -

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wife:
Phoebe Wolkind. Writer. Married in 1934, divorced; died in 1971 of cirrhosis of the liver.
wife:
June Gale. Actor. Married in 1978; died of pneumonia on November 13, 1996.

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daughter:
Nora Ephron. Novelist, screenwriter. Born in May 1941 survived him.
daughter:
Delia G Ephron. Novelist. Born in July 1944; survived him.
daughter:
Hallie Elizabeth Ephron. Computer company manager, author. Born in March 1948; survived him.
daughter:
Amy Laura Ephron. Novelist. Born in October 1952; author of "Biodegradable Soap" (1991); survived him.
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"We Thought We Could Do Anything"

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