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William Peter Blatty

William Peter Blatty is the bestselling author of The Exorcist , which he turned into an Academy Award-winning screenplay. The son of immigrant parents, he was a comic novelist before embarking on a four decade career as a Hollywood writer, penning the screenplays for A Shot in the Dark, What Did You Do in the War, Daddy?, the Julie Andrews romantic comedy Darling Lili , and The Ninth Configuration (which he also directed), among many other films. Blatty died on January 12, 2017 in Bethesda,...See more