Phoebe Ephron


Playwright

Biography

Life Events

1934

Began collaboration with husband Henry Ephron

Videos

Movie Clip

Daddy Long Legs (1955) -- (Movie Clip) Sluefoot With much contrivance involving college kids and his posing as her roommate’s uncle, Fred Astaire as tycoon Jervis joins Leslie Caron as student (from France) Julie, Ray Anthony’s band plays a Johnny Mercer tune, dance staged by Astaire and David Robel, in Daddy Long Legs, 1955.
Daddy Long Legs (1955) -- (Movie Clip) Jervis Pendleton III Part of the first scene for playboy-businessman Jervis Pendleton (Fred Astaire, at his drum set) with aide Griggs (Fred Clark), the tune Drum Solo by Skip Martin, in Daddy Long Legs, 1955.
Carousel (1956) -- (Movie Clip) Open, Trouble Down There Safe to say the originally-cast Frank Sinatra would have filled the shirt in a way different from Gordon MacRae, in the opening as Billy Bigelow, with "heavenly friend" William Le Massena, before the credits and overture from Darryl Zanuck's production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel, 1956.
Carousel (1956) -- (Movie Clip) Your Little Pink Bustle Carnival barker Billy (Gordon MacRae) begins his flash-back from heaven, to Maine where he works for Mrs. Mullin (Audrey Christie), noticing pretty Julie (Shirley Jones) and Carrie (Barbara Ruick) in the crowd, early in Darryl Zanuck's 1956 20th Century Fox production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel.
Captain Newman, M.D. -- (Movie Clip) Very Next Orderly Gregory Peck (title character) discussing a patient with Larrabee (Robert F. Simon) at the mess hall, then getting in a spat with nurse Corum (Angie Dickinson) over staff, in Captain Newman, M.D., 1963.
Captain Newman, M.D. -- (Movie Clip) Delusions Of Grandeur Gregory Peck (title character) leads new aide Alderson (Dick Sargent) on rounds of the psych ward, patients (Paul Carr, Ted Bessell) performing, in Captain Newman, M.D., from a novel by Leo Rosten.
Captain Newman, M.D. -- (Movie Clip) Clever Scheming Swine Psych-ward orderly Laibowitz (Tony Curtis) trying to control gone-bonkers Colonel Bliss (Eddie Albert) when Gregory Peck (title character) arrives with nurse Corum (Angie Dickinson), in Captain Newman, M.D., 1963.

Family

Nora Ephron
Daughter
Novelist, screenwriter, director. Born in May 1941.
Delia G Ephron
Daughter
Novelist, screenwriter. Born in July 1942.
Hallie Elizabeth Ephron
Daughter
Computer company manager, author. Born in March 1948.
Amy Laura Ephron
Daughter
Novelist. Born in October 1952; author of "Biodegradable Soap" (1991).

Companions

Henry Ephron
Husband
Writer. Married in 1934; divorced.

Bibliography