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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 7 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

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

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 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)
 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

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Did You Know?

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.

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Blatty won a scholarship to Georgetown University, where he earned his bachelor's degree in 1950 and later earned a master's degree in English from George Washington University in 1954. See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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