I suddenly read in the papers and on the internet that Nora Ephron has died. My first reaction was: who was Nora Ephron? I hadn't heard of her before, and now she's died she's achieved cult status in the press.
Could anyone here explain why I should have heard of her before? What did she act in, or otherwise do, that made her famous enough for the media to make such a big news item of her death?
This is not the first time that I have noticed that people connected with the film industry can suddenly be raised to the status of household name, when I personally have never heard of them before. Have you also had such experiences?