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William Peter Blatty
William Peter Blatty inside of his home office in 2009
BornJanuary 7, 1928(1928-01-07)
DiedJanuary 12, 2017(2017-01-12) (aged 89)
Bethesda, Maryland, United States
Cause of deathMultiple myeloma
Alma materGeorgetown University[1]
OccupationNovelist, screenwriter, film director

William Peter Blatty (January 7, 1928 – January 12, 2017) was an American writer, screenwriter, and movie director.[1] The novel The Exorcist, written in 1971,[1] 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.[1]


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