William Peter Blatty

1928 - 2017

William Peter Blatty

William Peter Blatty (Arabic: ويليام بيتر بلاتي‎; January 7, 1928 – January 12, 2017) was an American writer and filmmaker best known for his 1971 novel The Exorcist and for the Academy Award-winning screenplay of its film adaptation. He also wrote and directed the sequel The Exorcist III. After the success of The Exorcist, Blatty reworked Twinkle, Twinkle, "Killer" Kane! (1960) into a new novel titled The Ninth Configuration, published in 1978. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William Peter Blatty has received more than 791,992 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 1,930th most popular writer.

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  • 28

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  • 4.49

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  • 3.25

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Among writers, William Peter Blatty ranks 1,927 out of 4,883Before him are Edward Young, Juhani Aho, William Beckford, Jean Bruller, Luís Fróis, and Cesare Zavattini. After him are Joseph Kessel, Janus Pannonius, Aristeas, Jojo Moyes, Suzanne Collins, and John of Ruusbroec.

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Among people born in 1928, William Peter Blatty ranks 145Before him are Cannonball Adderley, Pavel Kohout, Djivan Gasparyan, Nicolas Hayek, Gustavo Gutiérrez, and Yoshiro Nakamatsu. After him are Daisaku Ikeda, Eddie Fisher, Luciano De Crescenzo, Ida Haendel, Gerald Bull, and Leyla Gencer. Among people deceased in 2017, William Peter Blatty ranks 120Before him are Tom Regan, Lubomyr Husar, Omar Abdel-Rahman, John Heard, Richard F. Gordon Jr., and Tobe Hooper. After him are Bernard Francis Law, Gorden Kaye, Anne Golon, John Hillerman, Lyudmila Chernykh, and Mbah Gotho.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, William Peter Blatty ranks 2,275 out of 12,171Before him are Lee Grant (1927), Richard F. Gordon Jr. (1929), Mary Steenburgen (1953), Maria Mitchell (1818), Leslie Easterbrook (1949), and Tobe Hooper (1943). After him are Philo Farnsworth (1906), Seth Barnes Nicholson (1891), Marisa Berenson (1947), Henrietta Lacks (1920), Stacy Keach (1941), and Suzanne Collins (1962).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, William Peter Blatty ranks 224Before him are James M. Cain (1892), Eugene Nida (1914), Fredric Jameson (1934), Siri Hustvedt (1955), Gene Wolfe (1931), and Ross Macdonald (1915). After him are Suzanne Collins (1962), John Edward Williams (1922), Neil Postman (1931), Alex Haley (1921), Chuck Palahniuk (1962), and Richard Bandler (1950).