Survivors include her husband of 51 years, who also directed "Henry & June," and their son Peter, who produced the drama.
Kaufman began her screenwriting career in the early 1970s after Peter mentioned to her that Richard Price's novel "The Wanderers" would make a good movie. The Kaufmans wrote a screenplay based on the book, and Philip directed the 1979 film.
Years later, the couple collaborated on the groundbreaking "Henry & June," a 1990 adaptation of Anais Nin's memoir of her love affair with writer Henry Miller and his wife, June. The film took advantage of the MPAA ratings system's adults-only rating introduced that year and was one of the rare studio releases to have gone out with an Nc-17.
A native of Saugus,