Borsten was known for helping actress Dorothy Dandridge get an Academy Award nomination for "Carmen Jones" in 1954. He died Saturday in his longtime home of Los Angeles, a Communication Art Forms news release said.
The former screenwriter and child actor had been a key member of the Publicists Guild during his career and was a member of the Writer's Guild of America. His writing credits include the 1961 feature "Angel Baby," and the 1960s TV series "the Outer Limits."
Borsten had also been a member of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences.
He is survived by his son Joseph and a daughter, Joan Borsten Vidov; his grandson Sergei Vidov and great-grandson Samuel Marshak Vidov.