Pink Panther Director: Blake Edwards Death?

Director Blake Edwards, best known for his "Pink Panther" film series and "Breakfast at Tiffany's," has died at the age of 88.

The iconic filmmaker, writer and producer passed away at St. John's Health Center in Santa Monica.

After hearing news of Blake Edwards’ death earlier this morning, stars have taken to their Twitter accounts to remember the legendary Pink Panther director.

Blake Edwards was primarily known for his zany comedies. What was Blake Edwards' latest work?

asked by Brittany in Movies | 1697 views | 12-16-2010 at 08:48 PM

Blake Edwards died of complications from pneumonia at St John's Health Centre in Santa Monica. His wife, the actress Julie Andrews, and other members of his family were at his side.

Mr. Edwards’s last major success, “Victor/Victoria,” was a farce about a starving singer who pretends to be a homosexual Polish count who performs as a female impersonator. Mr. Edwards received an Academy Award nomination for his “Victor/Victoria” screenplay.

Blake Edwards started his entertainment career in the '40s as an actor. He soon turned to writing radio scripts at Columbia Pictures. Then, he began producing and directing such films as "Experiment in Terror," "The Great Race," and eventually the megahit "Pink Panther" series.

In a 2002 interview, Blake Edwards said he had suffered from depression and alcoholism and had considered suicide.

Blake Edwards scored his first box-office hit with Operation Petticoat, a 1959 comedy about a World War II submarine crew starring Cary Grant and Tony Curtis. But a turning point in Edwards' film career came in 1961 with Breakfast at Tiffany's.

answered by Laurent | 12-16-2010 at 08:49 PM

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