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William Peter Blatty (1928–2017)

Autor(a) de The Exorcist

45+ Works 8,045 Membros 210 Reviews 16 Favorited

About the Author

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 mostrar mais 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) mostrar menos
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Séries

Obras de William Peter Blatty

The Exorcist (1971) 5,525 cópias
Legion (1983) 946 cópias
The Exorcist [1973 film] (1973) — Screenwriter — 412 cópias
Dimiter (2010) 232 cópias
The Ninth Configuration (1978) — Autor — 180 cópias
Elsewhere (2009) 132 cópias
Crazy (2010) 103 cópias
Twinkle Twinkle Killer Kane (1966) 86 cópias
The Exorcist III [1990 film] (1999) — Director/Screenwriter — 74 cópias
The Exorcist [screenplay] (1998) 29 cópias
The Exorcist and Legion [screenplays] (1998) — Autor — 27 cópias
Darling Lili [1970 film] (2005) — Screenwriter — 19 cópias
The Redemption (2010) 19 cópias
Which way to Mecca, Jack? (1960) 18 cópias
Before The Exorcist (1998) 12 cópias
The Exorcist: The Complete Anthology [videorecording] (2014) — Screenwriter; Diretor — 11 cópias
I, Billy Shakespeare! (1965) 2 cópias
Promise Her Anything [1965 film] (1992) — Writer — 2 cópias
Der Exorzist : [Roman] 1 exemplar(es)
The Exorcist (2015) 1 exemplar(es)
The Exorcist 1998 1 exemplar(es)
The Exorcist | Rosemary's Baby (2002) — Autor — 1 exemplar(es)
L'exorciste 3 (la suite) (1991) 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

999: New Stories of Horror and Suspense (1999) — Contribuinte, algumas edições617 cópias
Demons (2011) — Contribuinte — 66 cópias
Detours (2015) — Autor — 14 cópias
Cemetery Dance Issue 62 (2009) 9 cópias

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Conhecimento Comum

Nome de batismo
Blatty, William Peter
Data de nascimento
1928-01-07
Data de falecimento
2017-01-12
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
USA (birth)
Local de nascimento
New York, New York, USA
Local de falecimento
Bethesda, Maryland, USA
Causa da morte
multiple myeloma
Locais de residência
New York, New York, USA
Malibu, California, USA
Educação
Georgetown University (B.A.|1950)
George Washington University (M.A. ∙ English Literature|1954)
Ocupação
screenwriter
novelist
movie producer
Organizações
United States Information Agency
United States Air Force
Premiações
Bram Stoker Award (Lifetime Achievement ∙ 1997)
Academy Award (1973)
Golden Globe
Pequena biografia
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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Obras
45
Also by
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Membros
8,045
Popularidade
#3,011
Avaliação
3.8
Resenhas
210
ISBNs
263
Idiomas
18
Favorito
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