David Rayfiel  

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David Rayfiel (September 9, 1923 – June 22, 2011) was an American screenwriter and frequent collaborator with director Sydney Pollack (1934-2008). He was a son of U.S. Congressman Leo F. Rayfiel (1888-1978). He was married to actress Maureen Stapleton (1925-2006), from 1963 to 1966. His former house at Day, New York, known as the David Rayfiel House, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2009.

He passed away on June 22, 2011 of heart failure aged 87.


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 Death Watch.



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