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Blake Edwards

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Blake Edwards

American film director, screenwriter and producer add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1922.

Countries: United States (52%), United Kingdom (17%), (13%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Peter Sellers, Julie Andrews, David Niven

Linked to: Honorary Academy Award, Paramount Pictures, United States Coast Guard, CBS

 

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Blake Edwards was born in 1922 add something


1940

Edwards' career began in the 1940s as an actor, but he soon turned to writing radio scripts at Columbia Pictures add something

 

Frankie Laine - Beginning in the late 1940s, Laine starred in over a half dozen backstage musicals, often playing himself; several of these were written and directed by a young Blake Edwards


1953

Edwards, the step-grandson of prolific silent-film director J. Gordon Edwards, married his first wife, actress Patricia Walker, in 1953; they divorced in 1967 add something


1958

Craig Stevens (actor) - After nearly twenty years in film, in 1958, Stevens gained national prominence for his starring role as private detective "Peter Gunn", a television series which aired on NBC The series was produced by Blake Edwards, who wrote and directed many of the episodes

 

Herschel Bernardi - From 1958-61 Bernardi co-starred with Craig Stevens in Blake Edwards popular TV series "Peter Gunn"

 

Jack Sperling - In 1958, Mancini became friends with producer Blake Edwards, who had an idea for a television show that eventually became the "Peter Gunn" series

 

Lola Albright - In 1958, she won the role of Edie Hart on "Peter Gunn", a television detective series produced by Blake Edwards and with the theme music that made Henry Mancini famous


1959

Edwards created, wrote and directed the 1959 TV series "Peter Gunn", with music by Henry Mancini add something

 

Operation Petticoat - "'Operation Petticoat"' is a 1959 comedy film directed by Blake Edwards, and starring Cary Grant and Tony Curtis


1961

Andrew Sarris called it the "directorial surprise of 1961," and it became a "romantic touchstone" for college students in the early 1960s add something

 

Truman Capote - In 1961 Capote's novel "Breakfast at Tiffany's" about a flamboyant New York party girl named Holly Golightly was filmed by director Blake Edwards and starred Audrey Hepburn in what many consider her defining role, though Capote never approved of the many changes to the story, made to appeal to mass audiences


1962

Lee Remick - In 1962, she starred opposite Glenn Ford in the Blake Edwards suspense-thriller "Experiment in Terror"


1964

United Artists - Other successful projects backed in this period included Blake Edwards's Pink Panther series, which began in 1964, and Sergio Leone's Spaghetti Westerns, which made a star of Clint Eastwood


1965

Marvin Kaplan - Among other roles, Kaplan costarred in the 1965 Blake Edwards comedy "The Great Race" alongside Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis, Natalie Wood and Peter Falk


1968

Claudine Longet - In 1968, Longet costarred with Peter Sellers in the MGM motion picture "The Party", a box office hit that Blake Edwards wrote, produced, and directed

 

The Party (film) - "'The Party"' is a 1968 comedy film directed by Blake Edwards, starring Peter Sellers and Claudine Longet


1969

Edwards' second marriage from 1969 until his death was to Julie Andrews add something


1970

Edwards and Andrews adopted them in the early 1970s add something

 

The Return of the Pink Panther - In the early 1970s, Blake Edwards wrote a 15-20 page outline for another "Pink Panther" film and presented it to series producer Walter Mirisch


1971

British film critic Peter Lloyd, for example, described Edwards, in 1971, as "the finest director working in the American commercial cinema at the present time add something


1972

James Hong - He appeared as a doctor accused of performing an illegal abortion in the Blake Edwards movie "The Carey Treatment" in 1972


1974

Edwards' biographers, William Luhr and Peter Lehman, in an interview in 1974, called him "the finest American director working at this time add something

 

Oskar Homolka - His last film was the Blake Edwards romantic drama "The Tamarind Seed" in 1974

 

The Tamarind Seed - "'The Tamarind Seed"' is a 1974 American-British romantic drama film written and directed by Blake Edwards and starring Julie Andrews and Omar Sharif


1977

Rene Goscinny - Goscinny tried to sue the director Blake Edwards but the lawsuit was cancelled due to Goscinny's death in 1977


1979

David Niven - In 1979 he appeared in "Escape to Athena", which was produced by his son David Jr. In July 1982, Blake Edwards brought Niven back for cameo appearances in two final "Pink Panther" films , reprising his role as Sir Charles Lytton


1980

Five of the those involved Edwards and Sellers in original material, while "Trail of the Pink Panther", made after Sellers died in 1980, was made up of unused material from "The Pink Panther Strikes Again" add something


1981

Julie Andrews - In 1981, she appeared in Blake Edwards' "S.O.B." in which she played Sally Miles, a character who agrees to "show my boobies" in a scene in the film-within-a-film


1982

David Niven - In 1982 he appeared in Blake Edwards' final "Pink Panther" films "Trail of the Pink Panther" and "Curse of the Pink Panther", reprising his role as Sir Charles Lytton

 

Peter Sellers - In 1982, Blake Edwards tried to continue with "Romance of the Pink Panther" and offered the role of Clouseau to Dudley Moore, who turned it down


1987

Bruce Willis - Willis made his film debut in the 1987 Blake Edwards film "Blind Date", with Kim Basinger and John Larroquette

 

Blind Date (1987 film) - "'Blind Date"' is a 1987 romantic comedy film, directed by Blake Edwards and starring Bruce Willis and Kim Basinger


1989

John Ritter - He appeared in the Oscar-winning "Sling Blade" and "Noises Off" and played the lead role in Blake Edwards' 1989 film "Skin Deep"


1991

Bruce Payne - In 1991 Payne was cast as the Devil in "Switch" which was the penultimate film directed by Blake Edwards


1993

Roberto Benigni - In 1993, he starred in "Son of the Pink Panther", directed by veteran Blake Edwards


 

In 2004, Edwards received an Honorary Academy award for cumulative achievements over the course of his film career add something

 

In 2004, he received an Honorary Academy award in recognition of his writing, directing and producing an extraordinary body of work for the screen add something


2006

The Pink Panther - Dreyfus was played by Herbert Lom in the Blake Edwards films, and by Kevin Kline in the 2006 film


Blake Edwards died in 2010 add something

 

On December 15, 2010, Edwards died of complications of pneumonia at the Saint John's Health Center in Santa Monica, California add something

 

Julie Andrews - On 15 December 2010, Andrews' husband Blake Edwards died at the age of 88, of complications of pneumonia at the Saint John's Health Center in Santa Monica, California