Thursday, December 16, 2010
BLAKE EDWARDS DIES AT 88
Academy Award winning writer-director Blake Edwards has died, according to a report in Variety. He was 88.
On Broadway, Edwards was responsible for directing the stage version of his hit movie Victor/Victoria, starring his wife, Julie Andrews, in the title role. Edwards also wrote the book for the musical, which was adapted from his Oscar-nominated screenplay, and served as one of the show's producers.
Edwards received an honorary Oscar in 2004 in recognition of his long career in films, which included the original Pink Panther series starring Peter Sellers, as well as S.O.B., 10, The Great Race, and A Shot in the Dark, Darling Lili, Operation Petticoat, Breakfast at Tiffany's, and Days of Wine and Roses.