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David Rayfiel (1923–2011)

David Rayfiel was born on September 9, 1923 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. He is known for his work on The Firm (1993), Three Days of the Condor (1975) and Sabrina (1995). He was married to Lynne Schwarzenbek, Maureen Stapleton and Lila Garrett. He died on June 22, 2011 in Manhattan, New York City. See full bio »

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 1995 Sabrina (screenplay)
 1994 Intersection (screenplay)
 1993 The Firm (screenplay)
 1990/I Havana (screenplay)
 1986 The Morning After (uncredited)
 1986 'Round Midnight (screenplay)
 1981 Absence of Malice (uncredited)
 1980 Death Watch
 1979 The Electric Horseman (uncredited)
 1976 Lipstick (screenplay)
 1975 Three Days of the Condor (screenplay)
 1974 Columbo (TV Series) (teleplay by - 1 episode)
- Swan Song (1974) ... (teleplay by)
 1973 The Way We Were (additional writer - uncredited)
 1972-1973 Night Gallery (TV Series) (teleplay - 2 episodes)
- Whisper (1973) ... (teleplay)
- She'll Be Company for You (1972) ... (teleplay)
 1972 Jeremiah Johnson (uncredited)
 1971 Valdez Is Coming (screenplay)
 1969 Castle Keep (screenplay)
 1966 This Property Is Condemned (uncredited)
 1965 The Slender Thread (uncredited)
 1963-1965 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Back to Back (1965) ... (writer)
- The Fliers (1965) ... (writer)
- Something About Lee Wiley (1963) ... (writer)
 1964 Kraft Suspense Theatre (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Watchman (1964) ... (writer)
 1963 Channing (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes)
- A Window on the War (1963) ... (written by)
- A Patron Saint for the Cargo Cult (1963) ... (written by)
 1962 Sam Benedict (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Hear the Mellow Wedding Bells (1962) ... (writer)
 1956 Assignment Foreign Legion (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Glory That Was Meister (1956) ... (writer)
 1955 Norby (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- The Promotion (1955) ... (written by)
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In those days, I thought I would write everything, Sydney would direct everything and Robert would act in everything. [on his screenwriter-director relationship with Sydney Pollack, with whom he has been collaborating since 1962 when the director revived Rafiel's play "P.S. 193."] See more »

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Studies at Brooklyn College interrupted by wartime army service in Europe during World War II. Graduated with a BA in 1947, then studied playwriting at Yale, earning a Masters Degree in 1950. See more »

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Virgo

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