William Peter Blatty

Writer & Filmmaker William Peter Blatty

Profession: Writer & Filmmaker

United States of America

Biography: William Peter Blatty is known for the novel and Academy Award-winning screenplay of "The Exorcist".

Born: January 7, 1928
Birthplace: NYC, New York, USA

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Capricorn

Died: January 12, 2017 (aged 89)

Married Life

  • 1975-07-20 "The Exorcist" writer William Peter Blatty (47) weds tennis player Linda Tuero (24) in Las Vegas

Historical Events

  • 1973-12-26 Horror film "The Exorcist" based on book and screenplay by William Peter Blatty, starring Linda Blair, rated X, premieres - 1st horror film to be nominated for Best Picture
  • 1974-01-26 31st Golden Globes: "The Exorcist", Al Pacino, & Marsha Mason win
  • 1990-08-17 "Exorcist 3" film written and directed by William Peter Blatty, premieres