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Blake Edwards, Famous Director, Dead at 88

Blake Edwards, famous director and film maker, has died in Southern California at the age of 88, his publicist has said.

Edwards died of complications from pneumonia at St John’s Health Centre in Santa Monica, Gene Schwam told the Associated Press.

Julie Andrews, Edward’s wife and a noted singer and actress, was at his side when he passed.

Edwards directed more than 10 motion pictures, among his most memorable films were The Pink Panther, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Victor/Victoria and the movie “10″ starring Bo Derek.

In 2004 Edwards received a lifetime achievement award from the Academy Of Film and Movies. He was honored as a brilliant screen writer, producer, and actor.

Edwards was admitted to St. John’s Health Center in Santa Clara about two weeks prior to his death, Mr Schwam said.

Due to a knee problem, Edwards had been “pretty much confined to a wheelchair for the last year-and-a-half or two”, he added.

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Posted by N.Desiree on Dec 17 2010. Filed under Celebs, Featured News, US. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

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