'Condor' screenwriter Lorenzo Semple Jr. dies

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Updated: 4/01/2014 10:15 pm

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lorenzo Semple Jr., a screenwriter who worked on the thrillers "Papillon," ''Three Days of the Condor" and the last James Bond film to star Sean Connery, has died. He was 91.

His wife, Joyce, tells the Los Angeles Times that Semple died Friday of natural causes at his Los Angeles home a day after his birthday.

He did the screenplay for Connery's 1983 Bond film, Never Say Never Again."

He also worked on 1975's "The Drowning Pool" starring Paul Newman, the 1976 remake of "King Kong" and 1980's "Flash Gordon."

Semple also wrote for the 1960s TV series "Batman," an irreverent comic take on the superhero that was a big hit. Semple once said it was the best thing he'd ever written.

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