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'Breakfast at Tiffany's' Director Blake Edwards Dead at 88.
foxnews.com ^ | 12/16/2010 | AP

Posted on 12/16/2010 10:46:53 AM PST by Huskrrrr

A spokesman for Blake Edwards says the filmmaker has died in Southern California at age 88. Publicist Gene Schwam says Edwards died from complications of pneumonia at about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday at St. John's Health Center in Santa Monica. His wife, Julie Andrews, and other family members were at his side. Edwards directed "Breakfast at Tiffany's," "The Pink Panther" and many other popular films. He also was a screenwriter, producer and actor.

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TOPICS: Music/Entertainment; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: 2010obituaries; americana; blakeedwards; director; film; movies; obituary
Sad news. Married to a wonderful woman: Julie Andrewa.
1 posted on 12/16/2010 10:46:56 AM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: Huskrrrr

Sorry, make that Julie Andrews.


2 posted on 12/16/2010 10:47:30 AM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: Huskrrrr

The Pink Panther

10, with Dudley Moore and Bo Derek

Many, many laughs. Thanks, Blake. Rest in Laughter!


3 posted on 12/16/2010 10:50:14 AM PST by Loud Mime (Study the Constitution, while we still have it)
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To: Huskrrrr
His best movies by far. RIP.


4 posted on 12/16/2010 10:51:27 AM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Huskrrrr

Blake Edwards

5 posted on 12/16/2010 10:52:01 AM PST by Loud Mime (Study the Constitution, while we still have it)
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To: Huskrrrr

Dang, pneumonia. Cost me my mom last Feb., she was 86.


6 posted on 12/16/2010 10:52:41 AM PST by oprahstheantichrist (The MSM is a demonic stronghold, PLEASE pray accordingly - 2 Corinthians 10:3-5)
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To: Huskrrrr

RIP. Thanks for bringing me S.O.B.. One of the funiest flix I have ever seen.


7 posted on 12/16/2010 10:55:19 AM PST by Cyman
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To: Huskrrrr

Even better than his Pink Panther movies was “S.O.B.”. Hysterical comment on Hollywood and the film business. BTW, the blond hitchhiker is his daughter.

R.I.P.


8 posted on 12/16/2010 10:56:38 AM PST by Johnny B.
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To: Loud Mime

panther outtakes.......

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9KGjK9aluk


9 posted on 12/16/2010 10:59:01 AM PST by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Doogle
sorry to hear, but his heirs pay 0 inheritance tax, it kills the democrats like when George Steinbrenner died.
10 posted on 12/16/2010 11:03:29 AM PST by scooby321
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To: Huskrrrr

11 posted on 12/16/2010 11:05:20 AM PST by Charles Henrickson (A funny, entertaining movie.)
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To: Doogle

Mark clip for later. :)


12 posted on 12/16/2010 11:07:58 AM PST by MissTed ( Do women in burqas have fun tagging each other in Facebook photos?)
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To: MissTed

....take a look around for others on same page....some real funny stuff there..


13 posted on 12/16/2010 11:09:57 AM PST by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Huskrrrr

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2643593/posts


14 posted on 12/16/2010 11:11:15 AM PST by Keith in Iowa (FR Class of 1998 | TV News is an oxymoron. | MSNBC = Moonbats Spouting Nothing But Crap.)
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To: Huskrrrr

I really enjoy those early 60’s pre-hippie movies where everyone is dressed in a suit and tie saying “hip”, “cool” and “come on baby”.


15 posted on 12/16/2010 11:12:42 AM PST by Rebelbase
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To: Huskrrrr
Probably his best directed film was Experiment in Terror A great Film Noir.. Glenn Ford , Lee Remick, Stephanie Powers, and Ross Martin who was the only character in the closing credits. A top notch thriller. And a great story. Blake - Pass the popcorn, God's providing the tickets.
16 posted on 12/16/2010 11:14:58 AM PST by Waverunner (I'd like to welcome our new overlords, say hello to my little friend)
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To: Rebelbase

I think the 1960’s were a really great decade up through about 1966. Then things got weird and “earthy” and Marxist. I like a lot of the music from the late ‘60s, but the overall culture and approach to the world took a real nosedive.


17 posted on 12/16/2010 11:15:22 AM PST by ClearCase_guy
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To: Lazlo in PA

The Party is great too!


18 posted on 12/16/2010 11:22:03 AM PST by stylecouncilor (What Would Jim Thompson Do?)
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To: Huskrrrr

The headline is amusing. I had no clue that he had directed “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” although I knew he had a long career and was married to Julie Andrews.


19 posted on 12/16/2010 11:27:33 AM PST by Tanniker Smith (I didn't know she was a liberal when I married her.)
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To: Johnny B.

S.O.B. and Victor/Victoria were my favorites.


20 posted on 12/16/2010 11:27:52 AM PST by BuckyKat (Green is the new red.)
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To: stylecouncilor
I forgot that one. I love Peter Sellers in most of his roles. I don't know if that movie could be made today with Sellers painted to be an Indian.


21 posted on 12/16/2010 11:28:21 AM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Huskrrrr

Here was Blake Edwards getting his honorary Oscar from Jim Carrey

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29WRP92X7Mg&playnext=1&list=PL962DE571380B6E04&index=43


22 posted on 12/16/2010 11:31:15 AM PST by dfwgator (Welcome to the Gator Nation Will Muschamp)
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To: stylecouncilor
"The Party" could not have been filmed and marketed in these days of PC.

--Birdie Num Num.

23 posted on 12/16/2010 11:39:04 AM PST by oyez (The difference in genius and stupidity is that genius has limits.)
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To: Huskrrrr

“Days of Wine and Roses” What a heartbreaker of a movie. Is there a woman more beautiful than Lee Remick? I don’t think so!


24 posted on 12/16/2010 11:40:28 AM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'hobbies.' I'm developing a robust post-Apocalyptic skill set.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
I loved this one....

Victor/Victoria

25 posted on 12/16/2010 11:41:57 AM PST by mewzilla (Hey, Schumer, how's that Lockerbie bomber deal investigation coming along?)
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To: Huskrrrr; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows; JoeProBono; DollyCali

Blake Edwards films will forever be linked to Henry Mancini soundtracks just as Sergio Leone westerns are associated with their Ennio Morricone soundtracks.


26 posted on 12/16/2010 11:45:25 AM PST by a fool in paradise (The establishment clause isn't just against my OWN government establishing state religion in America)
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To: mewzilla

Me, too! I have always been half in love with both James Garner AND Julie Andrews...it’s a win/win, LOL!

I just went to my library site and reserved it.

I thought ‘Arthur’ was a really cute movie, too. :)


27 posted on 12/16/2010 11:45:51 AM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'hobbies.' I'm developing a robust post-Apocalyptic skill set.)
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To: Lazlo in PA
I don't know if that movie could be made today with Sellers painted to be an Indian.

Or Mickey Rooney playing a Japanese stereotype.

28 posted on 12/16/2010 11:46:09 AM PST by wideminded
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To: Huskrrrr

‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ is awesome. Starred one of the most beautiful actresses to ever grace the silver screen, Audrey Hepburn.

He had a good, long life and entertained millions. RIP, Mr. Edwards.


29 posted on 12/16/2010 11:46:18 AM PST by Hoosier Catholic Momma (Arkansas resident of Hoosier upbringing--Yankee with a southern twang)
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To: mewzilla

Me, too! I have always been half in love with both James Garner AND Julie Andrews...it’s a win/win, LOL!

I just went to my library site and reserved it.

I thought ‘Arthur’ was a really cute movie, too. :)


30 posted on 12/16/2010 11:47:06 AM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'hobbies.' I'm developing a robust post-Apocalyptic skill set.)
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To: stylecouncilor

Yes, The Party was superb. Particularly the Gunga Din scenes at the beginning.


31 posted on 12/16/2010 11:54:18 AM PST by whitedog57
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
Is there a woman more beautiful than Lee Remick? I don’t think so!

I don't know if it is just beauty but I have always thought that Lee Remick had a look that is really fascinating, captivating, and deep. It would be interesting to figure out exactly what it was about her face and manner that made her stand out so much.

32 posted on 12/16/2010 11:54:25 AM PST by wideminded
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To: Huskrrrr

He was one of the best. RIP and God bless his family and friends.


33 posted on 12/16/2010 11:59:31 AM PST by MamaB
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To: 537cant be wrong; Aeronaut; ├čudda├čudd; bassmaner; Bella_Bru; Big Guy and Rusty 99; Brian Allen; ..
Blake Edwards films will forever be linked to Henry Mancini soundtracks just as Sergio Leone westerns are associated with their Ennio Morricone soundtracks.

That's quite a track record.

And here's the lounge/rock-album tribute:


34 posted on 12/16/2010 12:00:30 PM PST by a fool in paradise (The establishment clause isn't just against my OWN government establishing state religion in America)
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To: Huskrrrr

Loved his screwball military comedies such as “Operation Mad Ball”, “What Did You Do In The War, Daddy”, and “Operation Petticoat” ...


35 posted on 12/16/2010 12:06:40 PM PST by Lmo56 (If ya wanna run with the big dawgs - ya gotta learn to piss in the tall grass ...</i><p>)
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To: Huskrrrr
"Publicist Gene Schwam says . . . "

It seems that the only job of these publicists for aging Hollywood stars is to announce their client's death.
36 posted on 12/16/2010 12:34:48 PM PST by Steve_Seattle ("Above all, shake your bum at Burton.")
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To: Huskrrrr

“A Shot in the DarK’ introducing Inspector Cleuseau to the world was his best effort. Classic comedy.


37 posted on 12/16/2010 12:37:46 PM PST by Buckeye Battle Cry (Conservatives want a CHOICE not an echo - No more RINOs!)
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To: oprahstheantichrist

Sorry to hear that, my condolences to you. It’s especially hard on the elderly.


38 posted on 12/16/2010 12:56:03 PM PST by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: Doogle
Thanks; that was great.

I still retch over Steve Martin's ripoff of Closeau. Martin is a remake of comedy with not a shard of originality.

39 posted on 12/16/2010 1:33:00 PM PST by Loud Mime (Study the Constitution, while we still have it)
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To: brytlea

Thanks....:^[


40 posted on 12/16/2010 1:56:05 PM PST by oprahstheantichrist (The MSM is a demonic stronghold, PLEASE pray accordingly - 2 Corinthians 10:3-5)
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To: Huskrrrr

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=30KxQG9YTkQ


41 posted on 12/16/2010 2:06:32 PM PST by the scotsman (I)
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To: Lmo56
Loved his screwball military comedies... “Operation Petticoat” ...

One of my all-time favorites, a close to perfect meld of comedy and drama with excellent characters and actors. Who knew that Fonzie's "Mrs.C" was so zaftig in 1959 and Arthur O'Connell's excellent portrayal of CMM Tostin. The very wry interchanges between Grant and Curtis were so well written as was the rest of the script. Blake's direction worked so very well in keeping this evergreen grin machine going in rerun after rerun!

42 posted on 12/16/2010 2:18:03 PM PST by SES1066 (Thank you for your vote in November, now let us get to work!)
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To: wideminded
Supposedly, the most beautiful people to the human eye are those that are nearly perfectly symetrical in their facial features. You tell me:
43 posted on 12/16/2010 2:52:28 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'hobbies.' I'm developing a robust post-Apocalyptic skill set.)
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To: Johnny B.

SOB is a great movie and an all time favorite of mine. RIP.


44 posted on 12/16/2010 3:00:37 PM PST by wally_bert (It's sheer elegance in its simplicity! - The Middleman)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
"Supposedly, the most beautiful people to the human eye are those that are nearly perfectly symetrical in their facial features."

Unless half their face is particularly ugly....

45 posted on 12/16/2010 3:06:21 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Joe 6-pack
:)
46 posted on 12/16/2010 3:07:36 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'hobbies.' I'm developing a robust post-Apocalyptic skill set.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

I’m the handsome one on the left ;-)


47 posted on 12/16/2010 3:08:41 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Huskrrrr

I finally got a chance to see a few episodes of Peter Gunn a few months back. Fantastic stuff by Mr. Edwards.

RIP.


48 posted on 12/16/2010 3:25:33 PM PST by DemforBush (I got three passports, a couple of visas. You don't even know my real name..)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

I agree. She was always one of my favorites.


49 posted on 12/16/2010 3:29:15 PM PST by rabidralph
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To: Huskrrrr

Wow, I didn’t realize he was in his 80s! May God rest his soul, and Bless his family.


50 posted on 12/16/2010 9:34:10 PM PST by SuziQ
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