Screenwriter David Rayfiel is perhaps best known as the longtime collaborator of filmmaker Sydney Pollack. Born in Brooklyn, New York, Rayfiel began his career as a screenwriter writing episodes of TV shows like Norby and Assigment Foreign Legion in the 1950's. By the 70s, he was penning scripts for motion pictures like Castle Keep, Three Days of the Condor, and Round Midnight, as well as adding additional, sometimes uncredited assistance to screenplays like The Way We Were and The Electric Horseman. Rayfiel continued to write into the '90s, with projects like The Firm and the 1995 remake of Sabrina. Rayfiel died in Manhattan in 2011 at the age of 87.