Friedkin, William

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Friedkin, William Gender: M
born on 29 August 1935 at 06:40 (= 06:40 AM )
Place Chicago, Illinois, 41n51, 87w39
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Wilsons
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 05°14' s_mo.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 10°31 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 21°29'

William Friedkin
photo: N26825 at en.wikipedia, license gfdl


American film director. From the age of 20, he began directing his life output of over 2,000 live TV shows and a dozen documentaries. In 1966, he took a hiatus, leaving TV for 15 years. Returning to show biz, he joined a Hollywood film company in 1967 to direct Sonny and Cher in "Good Times." From there, he moved on to sleek, sensational, ice-cold thrillers, including: "Cruising," 1980 and "To Live And Die In L.A." 1985. He was best known for the Oscar-winning films "The French Connection," 1971, and the protests associated with the release of "The Exorcist," 1973, which contained gory scenes and religious content that some audiences found offensive.

He married twice, to Jeanne Moreau for 18 months, ending in 1979, and then to Leslie-Anne Down, from whom he was divorced in 1985; each marriage produced one son.

Link to Wikipedia biography



  • Work : Retired 1966 (Retired from TV for 15 years)
  • Social : Joined group 1967 (Film company)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1971 (Film, "The French Connection")
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1973 (Film, "The Exorcist")
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1980 (Film, "Cruising")
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1985 (Film, "To Live and Die In L.A.")
  • Relationship : Divorce dates 1985 (Leslie-Anne Down)

Source Notes

B.C. in hand from the Wilsons.

Note: According to Illinois law, between 1883 and 1 July 1959, official birth time recording was done in CST even during times when daylight saving time was in use.


  • Family : Relationship : Number of Divorces (Two)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Business : Director (Prolific output, over 2,000 shows)
  • Notable : Awards : Oscar (1971)