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 David Rayfiel

David Rayfiel

Birth
Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Death 22 Jun 2011 (aged 87)
Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend, Specifically: Retained by his wife Lynne
Memorial ID 71841088 · View Source
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Motion Picture and Television Screenwriter. The son of former US Congressman Leo F. Rayfiel, he served in the European Theater with the US Army during World War II, and upon returning home received his bachelor's degree from Brooklyn College. He would further his education, as he studied playwriting at the Yale School of Drama from where he attained his master's degree in 1950. Not long after, Rayfiel began penning episodes for the TV programs "Norby", "Kraft Suspense Theatre", "Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre", and later "Rod Serling's Night Gallery" and "Columbo". During the mid-1960s, he began a successful collaboration with Sydney Pollack which yielded the pictures "Castle Keep" (1969), "Three Days of the Condor" (1975, for which he shared an Edgar Allan Poe Award with Lorenzo Semple, Jr.), "Havana" (1990), "The Firm" (1993) and the 1995 adaptation of "Sabrina" (1995). He died from congestive heart failure.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: C.S.
  • Added: 23 Jun 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 71841088
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for David Rayfiel (9 Sep 1923–22 Jun 2011), Find A Grave Memorial no. 71841088, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend, who reports a Retained by his wife Lynne.