William Peter Blatty

1928 - 2017

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William Peter Blatty (January 7, 1928 – January 12, 2017) was an American writer, director and producer. He is best known for his 1971 novel, The Exorcist, and for his 1974 screenplay for the film adaptation of the same name. Blatty won an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for The Exorcist, and was nominated for Best Picture as its producer. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William Peter Blatty has received more than 1,126,777 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). William Peter Blatty is the 2,504th most popular writer (down from 2,146th in 2019), the 3,237th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,680th in 2019) and the 291st most popular Writer.

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Among writers, William Peter Blatty ranks 2,504 out of 5,755Before him are John Zerzan, Juan de Valdés, Posidippus, Benoît de Sainte-Maure, Jonas Jonasson, and Emma Jung. After him are Taisen Deshimaru, Francisco Ayala, Maciej Stryjkowski, Édouard Glissant, E. Nesbit, and Anne McCaffrey.

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Among people born in 1928, William Peter Blatty ranks 198Before him are Howard S. Becker, Willy Mairesse, Vitaliy Masol, Line Renaud, Orson Bean, and Horace Silver. After him are Édouard Glissant, Tahir Salahov, Yury Yakovlev, Luigi Colani, Dan Blocker, and Nguyễn Văn Thuận. Among people deceased in 2017, William Peter Blatty ranks 160Before him are Joachim Meisner, Seijun Suzuki, Manuel Sanchís Martínez, Raymond Smullyan, Richard Anderson, and Mustafa Tlass. After him are Igor Shafarevich, Brunhilde Pomsel, Predrag Matvejević, Miloslav Vlk, Gastone Moschin, and Charles Bachman.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, William Peter Blatty ranks 3,237 out of 18,182Before him are Taylor Hackford (1944), Chuck Lorre (1952), Del Shannon (1934), Horace Silver (1928), Warren Weaver (1894), and Seymour Martin Lipset (1922). After him are Alvin Hansen (1887), Brenda Lee (1944), Chris Gardner (1954), Josh Hartnett (1978), Tia Carrere (1967), and Anne McCaffrey (1926).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, William Peter Blatty ranks 291Before him are John Barth (1930), Neil Simon (1927), Jim Thompson (1906), Howard Fast (1914), Richard Wright (1908), and John Zerzan (1943). After him are Anne McCaffrey (1926), Larry Niven (1938), Jack Williamson (1908), Edgar Lee Masters (1868), Stephenie Meyer (1973), and Eric Roth (1945).