William Friedkin, director of ‘The Exorcist,’ ead at 87

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By Dan Sears

William Friedkin, the Oscar-winning director of 1970s cinematic classics “The Exorcist” and “The French Connection,” has died in Los Angeles. He was 87.

The legendary filmmaker’s passing was confirmed by his wife, former producer and studio head Sherry Lansing, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Friedkin also helmed the groundbreaking gay-themed drama “The Boys in the Band,” as well as boundary-pushing films such as “Cruising,””Sorcerer, “To Live and Die in L.A.” and “Rules of Engagement.” The Boys in the Band, To Live and Die in L.A., Rules of Engagement and others

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