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Director Blake Edwards -- Dead at 88

12/16/2010 5:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Film director Blake Edwards died Wednesday from complications of pneumonia at the age of 88.

Blake Edwards Death

Blake Edwards -- who was married to legendary actress Julie Andrews -- is famous for directing movies like "Breakfast at Tiffany's," "Victor/Victoria" and the classic "Pink Panther" film series.

In 2004, Blake received an honorary Oscar for his extraordinary body of work.

At the time of death, Edwards' wife and children were at his bedside in Santa Monica.


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Jenny    

GOD BLESS, RIP.

1371 days ago
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Jorge    

Brilliant man and movies.

1371 days ago
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Chuck D of Valpo    

Blake Edwards was a great film director/producer. I liked his movies "10" and "S.O.B." Both had Julie Edwards in it and they sure made me laugh. Young film makers would do well to learn the things he said and did.

1371 days ago
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D Wayne    

RIP Blake. Great movies, Skin Deep, S.O.B., 10, Pink Panther series, to name a few. Thanks for entertaining me all these years. You will be missed.

1371 days ago
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Mike    

Very sad, what an icon. I met him at Spago in the 80's. He was polite, kind and very quick.

The Atomic Kid (1954)
My Sister Eileen (1955)
Bring Your Smile Along (1955)
He Laughed Last (1956)
Mister Cory (1957)
This Happy Feeling (1958)
Operation Petticoat (1959)
High Time (1960...)
Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)
Experiment in Terror (1962)
Days of Wine and Roses (1962)
The Pink Panther (1963)
A Shot in the Dark (1964)
The Great Race (1965)
What Did You Do in the War, Daddy? (1966)
Gunn (1967)
The Party (1968)
Darling Lili (1969)
Wild Rovers (1971)
The Carey Treatment (1972)
The Tamarind Seed (1974)
The Return of the Pink Panther (1975)
The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1976)
Revenge of the Pink Panther (1978)
10 (1979)
S.O.B. (1981)
Trail of the Pink Panther (1982)
Victor Victoria (1982)
Curse of the Pink Panther (1983)
The Man Who Loved Women (1983)
Micki + Maude (1984)
A Fine Mess (1986)
That's Life (1986)
Blind Date (1987)
Sunset (1988)
Skin Deep (1989)
Switch (1991)
Son of the Pink Panther (1993)

1371 days ago
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John    

Safe journeys, Blake. Thanks for all the wonderful films, especially all the Pink Panther ones. I've never laughed harder. RIP

1371 days ago
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siennagold    

RIP Blake. Loved your movies.

1371 days ago
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Phantom of the Opera    

1371 days ago
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R    

He was a genius. I will miss him.

1371 days ago
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snookisucks    

R.I.P. we will miss you. another angel is back in heaven. check out a montage of his best work.much love. ..youtube.com/user/BaddBoyBlanco

1371 days ago
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viewer    

They are not long, the days of wine and roses:
Out of a misty dream
Our path emerges for a while, then closes
Within a dream.

1371 days ago
12.

LeRoy    

RIP Blake Edwards.

1371 days ago
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hassa    

He forgot more about making movies than the younger generation will ever know. Every one he made is a classic - no nudity, no violence - just great entertainment. He will be missed. He & Julie Andrews were a great combination.

1370 days ago
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sachki    

He was a talented man and will be so missed.

1370 days ago
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annie2    

I have to say kudos to TMZ with the improved and much more respectful headlines and great pictures lately of our deceased stars...RIP Mr. Blake and prayers to Ms Andrews and family!

1370 days ago
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