Archana Ram
September 21, 2010 AT 05:24 PM EDT

Oscar-nominated screenwriter-producer Irving Ravetch, who earned nods for penning adapting screenplays for Hud and Norma Rae, died Sunday in L.A. after a longstanding battle with an unnamed illness. Ravetch frequently collaborated with his wife, and in addition to Hud and Norma Rae, the couple also worked on films like The Long, Hot Summer, Conrak and Hombre. Ravetch was 89.

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