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William Peter Blatty (1928–2017)

Auteur van The Exorcist

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William Peter Blatty was born in Manhattan, New York on January 7, 1928. He graduated from Georgetown University in 1950. After serving in the Air Force, he worked for the United States Information Agency in Beirut. He returned to the United States for a public relations job in Los Angeles, where toon meer he hoped to begin his career as a writer. In 1961, he appeared as a contestant on You Bet Your Life. He and a fellow contestant won $10,000. He quit his day job and become a full-time writer. He collaborated with the director Blake Edwards on the screenplays for several films including A Shot in the Dark, What Did You Do in the War, Daddy?, Darling Lili, and Gunn. He wrote several horror fiction books including The Exorcist, The Ninth Configuration, and Legion. All of the books were adapted into movies with the screenplays written by Blatty. He won an Academy Award for The Exorcist screenplay. He also adapted his novel John Goldfarb, Please Come Home! for the screen. He wrote several memoirs including Which Way to Mecca, Jack?, I'll Tell Them I Remember You, and Finding Peter. He died from multiple myeloma on January 12, 2017 at the age of 89. (Bowker Author Biography) toon minder
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Werken van William Peter Blatty

The Exorcist (1971) 5,497 exemplaren
Legioen (1983) 943 exemplaren
The Exorcist [1973 film] (1973) — Screenwriter — 412 exemplaren
Dimiter (2010) 231 exemplaren
De ingewijden (1978) — Auteur — 179 exemplaren
Elsewhere (2009) 132 exemplaren
Crazy (2010) 103 exemplaren
Twinkle Twinkle Killer Kane (1966) 86 exemplaren
The Exorcist III [1990 film] (1999) — Director/Screenwriter — 74 exemplaren
The Exorcist [screenplay] (1998) 29 exemplaren
I'll Tell Them I Remember You (1973) 27 exemplaren
The Exorcist and Legion [screenplays] (1998) — Auteur — 27 exemplaren
Darling Lili [1970 film] (2005) — Screenwriter — 19 exemplaren
The Redemption (2010) 19 exemplaren
Which way to Mecca, Jack? (1960) 18 exemplaren
John Goldfarb, Please Come Home (1964) 18 exemplaren
Before The Exorcist (1998) 12 exemplaren
The Exorcist: The Complete Anthology [videorecording] (2014) — Screenwriter; Director — 11 exemplaren
I, Billy Shakespeare! (1965) 2 exemplaren
Promise Her Anything [1965 film] (1992) — Writer — 2 exemplaren
EXORCIST confidential 2 exemplaren
The Exorcist (2015) 1 exemplaar
The Exorcist 1998 1 exemplaar
The Exorcist | Rosemary's Baby (2002) — Auteur — 1 exemplaar
L'exorciste 3 (la suite) (1991) 1 exemplaar

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Officiële naam
Blatty, William Peter
Geboortedatum
1928-01-07
Overlijdensdatum
2017-01-12
Geslacht
male
Nationaliteit
USA (birth)
Geboorteplaats
New York, New York, USA
Plaats van overlijden
Bethesda, Maryland, USA
Oorzaak van overlijden
multiple myeloma
Woonplaatsen
New York, New York, USA
Malibu, California, USA
Opleiding
Georgetown University (B.A.|1950)
George Washington University (M.A. ∙ English Literature|1954)
Beroepen
screenwriter
novelist
movie producer
Organisaties
United States Information Agency
United States Air Force
Prijzen en onderscheidingen
Bram Stoker Award (Lifetime Achievement ∙ 1997)
Academy Award (1973)
Golden Globe
Korte biografie
Blatty was born in New York City, the son of Lebanese parents Mary (née Mouakad) and Peter Blatty, a carpenter.[1] His father left home when William was six years old. Raised in relative poverty by his deeply religious Catholic mother, he apparently lived at twenty-eight different addresses during his childhood. He attended several Catholic and Jesuit schools before finding his raison d'etre and attending Georgetown University and George Washington University to study English. In the mid-1950s, Blatty was a contestant on the quiz show You Bet Your Life, winning $10,000: enough money to enable him to devote more time to writing professionally.

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Ook door
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Leden
8,011
Populariteit
#3,022
Waardering
3.8
Besprekingen
210
ISBNs
263
Talen
18
Favoriet
16

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