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Blake Edwards

Film Director / Actor / Screenwriter / Film Producer / Writer | * 07/26/1922 († 88, 12/16/2010) | Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
William Blake Crump (July 22, 1922 – December 15, 2010), better known by his stage name, Blake Edwards, was an American filmmaker. Edwards began his career in the 1940s as an actor, but he soon began writing screenplays and radio scripts before turning to producing and directing in television and films. His best-known films include Breakfast at Tiffany's, Days of Wine and Roses, 10, Victor/Victoria, and the hugely successful Pink Panther film series with British actor Peter Sellers. Often thought of as primarily a director of comedies, he also directed several drama, musical, and detective films. Late in his career, he transitioned to writing, producing, and directing for theater. In 2004, he received an Honorary Academy Award in recognition of his writing, directing, and producing an extraordinary body of work for the screen. ()
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Blake Edwards was an American film director, screenwriter and producer. Edwards' career began in the 1940s as an actor but he soon turned to writing radio scripts at Columbia Pictures. He used his writing skills to begin producing and directing, with some of his best films including: Experiment in Terror, The Great Race, and the hugely successful Pink Panther film series with the British comedian Peter Sellers. Often thought of as primarily a director of comedies, he was also renowned for his dramatic work, Breakfast at Tiffany's and Days of Wine and Roses. His greatest successes, however, were his comedies, and most of his films were either musicals, melodramas, slapstick comedies, and thrillers. In 2004, he received an Honorary Academy Award in recognition of his writing, directing and producing an extraordinary body of work for the screen.

Most frequent genres for this person: Comedies | Crime | Drama

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Awards & Nominations for Blake Edwards

Writers Guild of America Award Edgar Award Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Director Academy Honorary Award César Award for Best Foreign Film Academy Award for Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay 2x Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Director Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Screenplay

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Movies with Blake Edwards as Actor(15)

as himself2003 The Pink Panther Story
as Floyd Schofield1948 Panhandle
as Sleeping Sailor (uncredited)1946 The Strange Love of Martha Ivers
as Joe Bridger1946 Tokyo Rose
as Night Club Patron1946 From This Day Forward
as Christian Sanders Jr.1946 Strangler of the Swamp
as Lee1944 Marshal of Reno
as Swede (uncredited)1944 The Unwritten Code
as Flyer1943 A Guy Named Joe
as Red Arrow Messenger1942 Lucky Legs
as Cadet (uncredited)1942 Ten Gentlemen from West Point

TV Shows/Series with Blake Edwards as Actor(2)

as Himself - Guest1968 The Dick Cavett Show

Movies with Blake Edwards as Crew(113)

Writing/Characters2009 The Pink Panther 2
Writing/Characters2006 The Pink Panther
Directing/Stage Director1995 Victor/Victoria
Production/Executive Producer1995 Victor/Victoria
Writing/Writer1995 Victor/Victoria
Directing/Director1993 Son of the Pink Panther
Writing/Story1993 Son of the Pink Panther
Directing/Director1991 Switch
Writing/Screenplay1991 Switch
Directing/Director1989 Peter Gunn
Production/Executive Producer1989 Peter Gunn
Writing/Writer1989 Peter Gunn
Directing/Director1989 Skin Deep
Writing/Screenplay1989 Skin Deep
Directing/Director1988 Sunset
Writing/Screenplay1988 Sunset
Directing/Director1987 Blind Date
Directing/Director1986 That's Life!
Writing/Writer1986 That's Life!
Directing/Director1986 A Fine Mess
Writing/Writer1986 A Fine Mess
Directing/Director1984 Micki & Maude
Writing/Screenplay1984 City Heat
Directing/Director1983 Curse of the Pink Panther
Production/Producer1983 Curse of the Pink Panther
Writing/Screenplay1983 Curse of the Pink Panther
Directing/Director1983 The Man Who Loved Women
Production/Producer1983 The Man Who Loved Women
Writing/Screenplay1983 The Man Who Loved Women
Directing/Director1982 Victor/Victoria
Production/Producer1982 Victor/Victoria
Writing/Author1982 Victor/Victoria
Directing/Director1982 Trail of the Pink Panther
Production/Producer1982 Trail of the Pink Panther
Writing/Story1982 Trail of the Pink Panther
Writing/Screenplay1982 Trail of the Pink Panther
Directing/Director1981 S.O.B.
Production/Producer1981 S.O.B.
Writing/Screenplay1981 S.O.B.
Directing/Director1979 10
Production/Producer1979 10
Writing/Screenplay1979 10
Directing/Director1978 Revenge of the Pink Panther
Production/Producer1978 Revenge of the Pink Panther
Writing/Screenplay1978 Revenge of the Pink Panther
Writing/Story1978 Revenge of the Pink Panther
Directing/Director1976 The Pink Panther Strikes Again
Production/Producer1976 The Pink Panther Strikes Again
Writing/Screenplay1976 The Pink Panther Strikes Again
Directing/Director1975 The Return of the Pink Panther
Production/Producer1975 The Return of the Pink Panther
Writing/Screenplay1975 The Return of the Pink Panther
Production/Producer1974 Julie and Dick at Covent Garden
Directing/Director1974 The Tamarind Seed
Writing/Screenplay1974 The Tamarind Seed
Production/Executive Producer1973 Julie on Sesame Street
Directing/Director1972 Julie
Directing/Director1972 The Carey Treatment
Directing/Director1971 Wild Rovers
Writing/Screenplay1971 Wild Rovers
Directing/Director1970 Darling Lili
Production/Producer1970 Darling Lili
Writing/Writer1970 Darling Lili
Writing/Story1969 The Monk
Directing/Director1968 The Party
Production/Producer1968 The Party
Writing/Screenplay1968 The Party
Writing/Story1968 The Party
Writing/Characters1968 Inspector Clouseau
Production/Producer1967 Waterhole #3
Directing/Director1967 Gunn
Writing/Writer1967 Gunn
Directing/Director1966 What Did You Do in the War, Daddy?
Directing/Director1965 The Great Race
Directing/Director1964 A Shot in the Dark
Production/Producer1964 A Shot in the Dark
Writing/Screenplay1964 A Shot in the Dark
Directing/Director1963 The Pink Panther
Writing/Screenplay1963 The Pink Panther
Production/Producer1963 Soldier in the Rain
Writing/Screenplay1963 Soldier in the Rain
Writing/Story1962 The Couch
Directing/Director1962 Experiment in Terror
Production/Producer1962 Experiment in Terror
Writing/Screenplay1962 The Notorious Landlady
Directing/Director1962 Days of Wine and Roses
Directing/Director1961 Breakfast at Tiffany's
Directing/Director1960 High Time
Directing/Director1959 Operation Petticoat
Directing/Director1958 This Happy Feeling
Writing/Screenplay1958 This Happy Feeling
Directing/Director1958 The Perfect Furlough
Writing/Screenplay1957 Operation Mad Ball
Directing/Director1957 Mister Cory
Writing/Screenplay1957 Mister Cory
Directing/Director1956 He Laughed Last
Writing/Screenplay1956 He Laughed Last
Writing/Story1956 He Laughed Last
Directing/Director1955 Bring Your Smile Along
Writing/Screenplay1955 Bring Your Smile Along
Writing/Story1955 Bring Your Smile Along
Writing/Screenplay1955 My Sister Eileen
Writing/Story1954 The Atomic Kid
Writing/Screenplay1954 Drive a Crooked Road
Writing/Story1953 All Ashore
Writing/Screenplay1953 All Ashore
Writing/Writer1953 Cruisin' Down the River
Writing/Writer1952 Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder
Writing/Writer1952 Sound Off
Production/Co-Producer1949 Stampede
Writing/Screenplay1949 Stampede
Production/Producer1948 Panhandle
Writing/Writer1948 Panhandle

TV Shows/Series with Blake Edwards as Crew(6)

Production/Producer1992 Julie
Directing/Director1959 Mr. Lucky
Directing/Director1958 Peter Gunn
Production/Producer1958 Peter Gunn
Writing/Writer1958 Peter Gunn
Directing/Director1952 Four Star Playhouse

Full Name: Blake William Crump
Born: Wednesday, 07/26 1922 (July) in Tulsa
Died: Thursday, 12/16 2010 (December) in Santa Monica (aged: 88)
Zodiac sign: Leo (Chinese zodiac sign: Dog)
Languages: English (EN)
Spouses (current/former): Patricia Walker, Julie Andrews
Father: Don Crump
Mother: Lillian Grommett
Other names for Blake Edwards (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Sam O. Brown"
"William Blake Crump"
"Blackie" (Nickname)
Blake Edwards frequently works together with these people:
Henry Mancini (35x, Crew)
Richard Quine (16x, Crew)
Tony Adams (15x, Crew)
Julie Andrews (14x, Actress)
Dick Crockett (13x, Actor)
Ralph E. Winters (11x, Crew)
Jennifer Edwards (9x, Actress)
Peter Sellers (7x, Actor)
Herbert Lom (7x, Actor)
Frank Waldman (7x, Crew)
John Marley (3x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:6673, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 11/06/2020