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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.
Years before he became famous for writing "The Exorcist", Blatty appeared on Groucho Marx
's quiz show, You Bet Your Life
(1950), posing as an Arab sheik with so many wives that he could not recall how many he had. Groucho was completely taken in. When Blatty revealed that it was a hoax after a couple of minutes, he told Groucho that he did it because George Fenneman
had said that Groucho was an ...