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Encyclopedia > Blake Edwards
Blake Edwards
Birth name William Blake Crump
Born July 26, 1922 (1922-07-26) (age 84)
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Spouse(s) Patricia Walker (1953-1967)
Julie Andrews (1969-)
Academy Awards
Nominated: Best Adapted Screenplay
1982 Victor/Victoria
Academy Honorary Award (2004)
Golden Globe Awards
Nominated: Best Director - Motion Picture
1963 Days of Wine and Roses
César Awards
Best Foreign Film
1983 Victor/Victoria

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Born William Blake Crump in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Edwards was the son of a stage director. He began his career as an actor and script-writer, including seven screenplays for Richard Quine. His early career as a script-writer was for radio. His hard-boiled private detective scripts for Richard Diamond, Private Detective became NBCs answer to Sam Spade and Philip Marlowe, reflecting Edwards' unique humor. Nickname: Location in the state of Oklahoma Coordinates: Country United States State Oklahoma Counties Tulsa, Osage, Wagoner, Rogers Government  - Mayor Kathy Taylor (D) Area  - City  186. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... Richard Quine (November 12, 1920 - June 10, 1989) was an American stage, film, and radio actor and film director. ... Virginia Gregg and Dick Powell during a rehearsal for Richard Diamond, Private Detective. ... Poster of the 1941 Warner Brothers film version of The Maltese Falcon, directed by John Huston Sam Spade was the leading character in the novel and movie The Maltese Falcon (1931). ... Ed Bishop had the title role in BBC Radios The Adventures of Philip Marlowe. ...


His most popular films have been comedies, the alcoholism-themed melodrama Days of Wine and Roses being a notable exception. His most fruitful collaboration has been with Peter Sellers in the Pink Panther movies. Efforts to revive the Panther franchise after the death of Sellers met with little critical or commercial success, with the exception of the 2006 film, which has spawned a 2008 sequel. Days of Wine and Roses is an Academy Award-winning 1962 film directed by Blake Edwards, executive produced by Martin Manulis, and with the original music by Henry Mancini. ... Richard Henry Peter Sellers, CBE (8 September 1925 – 24 July 1980) was an English comedian, actor, and performer, who came to prominence on the BBC radio series The Goon Show and later became a film star. ... The Pink Panther is a series of comedy films featuring the bumbling French police detective Jacques Clouseau. ...


In 2004 he received an Academy Honorary Award for cumulative achievements over the course of his film career. He was also portrayed by John Lithgow in the film The Life and Death of Peter Sellers, documenting comic actor Sellers' life and his friendship with Edwards. The Academy Honorary Award is given irregularly by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to celebrate motion picture achievements that are not covered by existing Academy Awards. ... John Arthur Lithgow (IPA: [ʤɔn lɪˌθ.ĝo]) (born October 19, 1945) is an American actor perhaps best-known for his starring role as Dick Solomon in the NBC sitcom 3rd Rock from the Sun. ... The Life and Death of Peter Sellers (DVD) The Life and Death of Peter Sellers was a 2004 film about the life of Peter Sellers, based on Roger Lewiss book of the same name. ...


His second wife (from 1969) is Julie Andrews, who has appeared in a number of his films including Darling Lili, 10, Victor/Victoria and the autobiographical satire S.O.B., in which Andrews played a character who was a caricature of herself. In 1995, he wrote the book for the stage musical adaptation of Victor/Victoria, also starring Andrews. Dame Julia Elizabeth Andrews, DBE (born Julia Elizabeth Wells[1] on 1 October 1935[2]) is a BAFTA, Emmy, Grammy and Academy Award-winning English actress, singer, author and cultural icon. ... Darling Lili is a 1970 film by Blake Edwards. ... 10 is a 1979 film directed by Blake Edwards and starring Bo Derek, Dudley Moore and Julie Andrews. ... Victor/Victoria is a 1982 musical comedy film. ... 1867 edition of the satirical magazine Punch, a British satirical magazine, ground-breaking on popular literature satire. ... S.O.B. is a 1981 film written and directed by Blake Edwards starring Richard Mulligan and Julie Andrews. ... Original Broadway poster Victor/Victoria is a musical with a book by Blake Edwards, music by Henry Mancini, and lyrics by Leslie Bricusse and Frank Wildhorn. ...


They have five children together,[1] including two daughters: Joanna and Amy. He also has two children from a previous marriage: actress Jennifer Edwards, and music video director Geoffrey Edwards. Jennifer Edwards (born January 1, 1959 in Los Angeles, California, USA) is an American actress. ... A music video is a short film or video that accompanies a complete piece of music, most commonly a song. ...


Filmography

Awards
Preceded by
Peter O'Toole
Academy Honorary Award
2004
Succeeded by
Sidney Lumet

Bring Your Smile Along is a 1955 film by Blake Edwards. ... He Laughed Last is a 1956 film by Blake Edwards. ... Mister Cory is a 1957 film by Blake Edwards. ... This Happy Feeling is a 1958 film by Blake Edwards. ... Movie theatre lobby poster Operation Petticoat is a 1959 comedic film directed by Blake Edwards, and starring Cary Grant, Tony Curtis, and Dina Merrill, later adapted for television in 1977. ... High Time is a 1960 Comedy/Musical film, directed by Blake Edwards and starring Bing Crosby. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Experiment in Terror is a 1962 film by Blake Edwards. ... Days of Wine and Roses is an Academy Award-winning 1962 film directed by Blake Edwards, executive produced by Martin Manulis, and with the original music by Henry Mancini. ... The Pink Panther, directed by Blake Edwards and co-written by Edwards and Maurice Richlin, is a 1963 comedy film, starring David Niven, Peter Sellers, and Robert Wagner. ... For other uses, see Shot in the Dark (disambiguation) A Shot in the Dark is a 1964 film directed by Blake Edwards and is the second installment (and considered by many to be the best) in the Pink Panther series. ... Cover of the 2004 DVD release of The Great Race The Great Race is a 1965 semi-comical, semi-dramatic film directed by Blake Edwards, written by Blake Edwards and Arthur A. Ross, with music by Henry Mancini and cinematography by Russell Harlan. ... Peter Gunn was an American private eye television series which aired on the NBC and later ABC television networks from 1958 to 1961. ... The Party (alternative title: Hollywood Party) is a 1968 comedy directed by Blake Edwards, starring Peter Sellers (in what was his only non-Pink Panther collaboration with Edwards) and Claudine Longet. ... Darling Lili is a 1970 film by Blake Edwards. ... Wild Rovers is a 1971 film by Blake Edwards. ... The Carey Treatment is a 1972 film by Blake Edwards. ... the tamarind seed ... The Return of the Pink Panther is the fourth film in the Pink Panther series, released in North America by United Artists and in Europe by ITC Entertainment in 1975. ... The Pink Panther Strikes Again is the fifth film in the Pink Panther series (although only the third to include the words Pink Panther in its title, despite the fact that the story does not involve the Pink Panther diamond of the previous films) and continues the story after the... Revenge of the Pink Panther (1978) is the sixth film in the Pink Panther film series and last with Peter Sellers, though a later film in the series (Trail of the Pink Panther) used Sellers footage compiled from previous Panther movies. ... 10 is a 1979 film directed by Blake Edwards and starring Bo Derek, Dudley Moore and Julie Andrews. ... S.O.B. is a 1981 film written and directed by Blake Edwards starring Richard Mulligan and Julie Andrews. ... Trail of the Pink Panther was a 1982 movie starring Peter Sellers. ... Victor/Victoria is a 1982 musical comedy film. ... Curse of the Pink Panther is a 1983 comedy film, the eighth installment of the Pink Panther series of films started by Blake Edwards in the early 1960s. ... The Man Who Loved Women is a 1983 comedy film directed by Blake Edwards and starring Burt Reynolds, Julie Andrews and Kim Basinger. ... The title given to this article is incorrect due to technical limitations. ... A Fine Mess is a 1986 film by Blake Edwards. ... Thats Life has been the title of four music albums: Thats Life (1966) - Frank Sinatra; features the title song written by Dean Kay and Kelly Gordon Thats Life (1978) - Sham 69 Thats Life (1988) - Victory Thats Life (1996) - Gangway Thats Life (2003) - Mick Ralphs... Blind Date is a 1987 comedy/romance film directed by Blake Edwards and starring Kim Basinger and Bruce Willis. ... This article is about Sunset, a 1988 action film starring Bruce Willis. ... Skin Deep is a 1989 film written and directed by Blake Edwards. ... Switch is a 1991 film by Blake Edwards. ... Son of the Pink Panther (1993) was the ninth entry in the 30-year-old Pink Panther film series. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... Peter Seamus OToole (born Peter James OToole on August 2, 1932) is an eight-time Academy Award-nominated Irish actor. ... The Academy Honorary Award is given irregularly by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to celebrate motion picture achievements that are not covered by existing Academy Awards. ... Portrait of Sidney Lumet, May 7, 1939. ...

External links

Blake Edwards
The Pink Panther The Pink Panther (1963) | A Shot in the Dark (1964) | The Return of the Pink Panther (1975) | The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1976) | Revenge of the Pink Panther (1978) | Trail of the Pink Panther (1982) | Curse of the Pink Panther (1983) | Son of the Pink Panther (1993) | The Pink Panther Show (1964)
1950s Bring Your Smile Along | He Laughed Last | Mister Cory | This Happy Feeling | The Perfect Furlough | Operation Petticoat
1960s High Time | Breakfast at Tiffany's | Experiment in Terror | Days of Wine and Roses | The Great Race | What Did You Do in the War, Daddy? | Gunn | The Party
1970s Darling Lili | Wild Rovers | The Carey Treatment | The Tamarind Seed | 10
1980s S.O.B. | Victor/Victoria | The Man Who Loved Women | Micki + Maude | A Fine Mess | That's Life! | Blind Date | Sunset | Skin Deep
1990s Switch
Productions Panhandle (1948) | Soldier in the Rain (1963)
Television Four Star Playhouse (1952–1956) | Peter Gunn (1958–1961) | Mr. Lucky (1959–1960) | The Dick Powell Show (1961–1963) | Justin Case (1988) | Peter Gunn (1989) | Julie (1992) | Victor/Victoria (1995)

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