William Peter Blatty

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Birthday
7, 1928
Birthplace
New York City, NY
Death Date
Jan 12, 2017 (89)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
7, 1928
Birthplace
New York City, NY
Death Date
Jan 12, 2017 (89)

About

Bestselling author who turned his novel The Exorcist into an Academy Award-winning screenplay. He is also known for Elsewhere, Crazy, and other novels.

Before Fame

He lived in twenty-eight different residences over the course of his childhood, due to his family's constant evictions for failure to pay rent. He later studied English literature at both Georgetown University and The George Washington University.

Trivia

He worked as a public relations director at both Loyola University (Los Angeles) and the University of Southern California.

Family Life

He was born in New York City to Lebanese immigrant parents. His son, Peter Vincent Galahad Blatty, passed away at the young age of nineteen due to Myocarditis.

Associated With

The film version of Blatty's novel The Exorcist was directed by William Friedkin.

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