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In 1965 he wrote the pilot for a sitcom called "Which Way to the Mecca, Jack" about a swinging Middle Eastern king who uses American aid to increase the size of his harem.
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[on the Academy Awards snub of The Exorcist
(1973), which out of ten nominations won only for Sound and Best Adapted Screenplay (which went to Blatty himself)] The Academy should fold its tent and go back to baking apple strudel or whatever they can do well.
His parents, Peter Blatty (a carpenter) and Mary Mouakod Blatty, were Lebanese immigrants. His father deserted the family when William was six, leaving Mary Blatty to raise five children.