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William Peter Blatty
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    (January 7, 1928-January 12, 2017)
    Wrote 'Exorcist' (I and III)
    Wrote Screenplays for 'Ninth Configuration (1980),' 'Darling Lili (1970),' 'Great Bank Robbery (1969),' 'Gunn (1967),' 'What Did You Do in the War, Daddy? (1966),' 'Promise Her Anything (1965),' 'John Goldfarb, Please Come Home (1965),' 'A Shot in the Dark (1964)' and 'The Man from the Diner's Club (1963)'
    Won the Oscar for best screenplay for the 'Exorcist' (1973)
    Won two Golden Globes (1973, 80)
    He goes by three names.
    He is sometimes credited as Bill Blatty.
    He has seven children.
    No matter what else he does he will almost only be known as the writer of the 'Exorcist.'
    He made Linda Blair a star.
    Horror writer, Stephen King, is not impressed by Blatty and in his 'Danse Macabre,' he wrote 'Blatty has fallen silent... forever, if we are lucky. (1981)'
    The Exorcist scene with Regan MacNeil masturbating with a crucifix was censored in the U.K.
    His movie, 'The Exorcist,' is still considered one of the scariest movies of all times.
    He was a contestant on 'You Bet Your Life.'
    His father left the family when William was six.
    He lived in nearly thirty different locations as a child.
    He attended a Catholic grammar school and Jesuit high school.
    He earned his English lit masters degree at George Washington University.
    As a member of the USAF, he was stationed in Beirut, Lebanon which was the country of his ancestors.
    The Exorcist sold 13,000,000 copies in the U.S. alone (1971).
    He became interested in Exorcism while studying at Georgetown, when he read of a local fourteen year old boy being exorcised in Maryland (1949).
    He, however based the Exorcist on other historical cases, especially one performed in 1928.
    For 2019, as of last week, Out of 4 Votes: 25.00% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 1 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 103 Votes: 69.90% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 3 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 3 Votes: 33.33% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 10 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 11 Votes: 36.36% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 11 Votes: 72.73% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 12 Votes: 75.00% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 27 Votes: 59.26% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 28 Votes: 32.14% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 30 Votes: 60.0% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 64 Votes: 56.25% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 115 Votes: 49.57% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 167 Votes: 52.69% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 225 Votes: 46.22% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 538 Votes: 44.98% Annoying
    In 2002, Out of 31 Votes: 45.16% Annoying
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