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David Rayfiel dies at 87; screenwriter collaborated with Sydney Pollack
David Rayfiel dies at 87; screenwriter collaborated with Sydney Pollack

David Rayfiel, a screenwriter and master script doctor who made his mark — often uncredited — on films by director Sydney Pollack that frequently featured Robert Redford, including "Three Days of the Condor," "The Way We Were" and "Out of Africa," has died. He was 87. Rayfiel died Wednesday at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City of congestive heart failure, said his daughter, Eliza Roberts. The rich collaboration between Pollack and Rayfiel began in the early 1960s, endured for more than 40 years and encompassed at least 15 films. "My dad was never the same after Sydney died" at 73 in 2008, "but he did continue...

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