People: Aug. 19, 1985

"It wasn't my intention for him to do it as a film," recalls Nora Ephron, 44. "I just wanted him to read it." But Director Mike Nichols, 53, thought Heartburn, Ephron's best-selling novel that resembles the breakup of her marriage to Watergate Journalist Carl Bernstein, 41, would make a good movie, and the rest, as they say, is history, or maybe her-story. Now filming in New York City, Heartburn stars Meryl Streep, 35, as the jilted cookbook writer, and Jack Nicholson, 48, as the man who gives her marital indigestion. Nicholson is replacing Mandy Patinkin, 32, who departed suddenly after "artistic...

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