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William Peter Blatty (1928–2017)


William Peter Blatty was born on January 7, 1928 in New York City, New York, USA. He was a writer, known for The Exorcist (1973), The Exorcist III (1990) and The Ninth Configuration (1980). He was married to Julie Alicia Witbrodt, Linda Blatty, Elizabeth Gilman and Mary Margaret Rigard. He died on January 12, 2017 in Bethesda, Maryland, USA. See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 6 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Exorcist
The Exorcist Writer
(1973)
The Exorcist III
(1990)
A Shot in the Dark
(1964)

Filmography

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 2016 The Exorcist (TV Series) (inspired by the novel by - 10 episodes)
- Chapter Ten: Three Rooms (2016) ... (inspired by the novel by)
- Chapter Nine: 162 (2016) ... (inspired by the novel by)
- Chapter Eight: The Griefbearers (2016) ... (inspired by the novel by)
- Chapter Seven: Father of Lies (2016) ... (inspired by the novel by)
- Chapter Six: Star of the Morning (2016) ... (inspired by the novel by)
 2016 Legion (novel) / (screenplay)
 2004 Exorcist: The Beginning (movie The Exorcist)
 1990 The Exorcist III (novel "Legion") / (screenplay)
 1980 The Ninth Configuration (novel "Twinkle Twinkle Killer Kane") / (screenplay)
 1968-1975 Insight (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes)
- The Man from Inner Space (1975) ... (written by)
- Watts Made Out of Thread (1968) ... (written by)
 1973 The Exorcist (novel) / (written for the screen by)
 1971 The Omega Man (: screenplay - uncredited)
 1970 Darling Lili (written by)
 1969 The Great Bank Robbery (screenplay)
 1967 Gunn (screenplay)
 1966 Promise Her Anything (screen story) / (screenplay)
 1965 John Goldfarb, Please Come Home! (written by)
 1964 A Shot in the Dark (screenplay)
 1963 The Man from the Diners' Club (screenplay - as Bill Blatty) / (story - as Bill Blatty)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Unsold pilot: 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. See more »

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Alternate Names:

Bill Blatty
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Personal Quote:

[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.

Trivia:

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. See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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