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David Rayfiel Edit Profile

screenwriter , writer

David Rayfiel was an American screenwriter and frequent collaborator of director Sydney Pollack .

Background

Born in Brooklyn, New York and educated at Brooklyn College, his father was congressman Leo F. Rayfiel (1888–1978).

Education

AB, Brooklyn College, 1947; Master of Fine Arts, Yale University, 1950.

Career

His former house at Day, New York, known as David Rayfiel House, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2009. He died on June 22, 2011 of heart failure, aged 87, in Manhattan. David Rayfiel also had two grandchildren, Keaton Simons and Morgan Simons.

The Slender Thread (uncredited) (1965)\r\nThis Property is Condemned (1966)\r\nCastle Keep (1969)\r\nValdez Is Coming (1971)\r\nLipstick (1976)\r\nThree Days of the Condor (1976)\r\nWatch (1980)\r\nAbsence of Malice (1981)\r\nRound Midnight (1986)\r\nThe Morning After (uncredited) (1986)\r\nHavana (1990)\r\nThe Firm (1993)\r\nIntersection (1994)\r\nSabrina (1995)\r\nRandom Hearts (uncredited) (1999).

Achievements

  • In 1976, he received an Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Motion Picture Screenplay for Three Days of the Condor with Lorenzo Semple, Jr. He received a César Award in 1981 for Watch.

Works

Connections

Married Lila Paris, 1950 (divorced 1953). 1 child, Eliza; married Maureen Stapleton, 1963 (divorced 1969). Married Lynne Schwarzenbek, 1988.

father:
Leo F. Rayfiel

mother:
Flora (Marks) Rayfiel

spouses:
Maureen Stapleton

Lynne Schwarzenbek

Lila Paris

child:
Eliza Rayfiel