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William Peter Blatty
|William Peter Blatty|
William Peter Blatty inside of his home office in 2009
January 7, 1928|
New York City, New York, United States
January 12, 2017 (aged 89)|
Bethesda, Maryland, United States
|Cause of death||Multiple myeloma|
|Alma mater||Georgetown University|
|Occupation||Novelist, screenwriter, film director|
William Peter Blatty (January 7, 1928 – January 12, 2017) was an American writer, screenwriter, and movie director. The novel The Exorcist, written in 1971, is his most well-known novel. He was the screenwriter of the movie adaptation. He won an Academy Award for it. He also wrote and directed the third movie of the trilogy, The Exorcist III.
- Zak, Dan (October 30, 2013). "William Peter Blatty, writer of 'The Exorcist,' slips back into the light for its 40th anniversary". The Washington Post. https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/william-peter-blatty-writer-of-the-exorcist-slips-back-into-the-light-for-its-40th-anniversary/2013/10/30/e8c85900-3fda-11e3-a624-41d661b0bb78_print.html.