This Day in Jewish History / A Screenwriter Who Lived as an Art Form Dies

Phoebe Ephron was a pioneer in female careerism who didn’t have time for her daughters unless they took the trouble to be interesting.

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January 26, 1914, is the birthdate of Phoebe Ephron, a playwright and screenwriter who regularly reminded her four daughters, even as she lay on her deathbed, to “take notes” about everything, as “everything...