Blake Edwards dead at 88
Blake Edwards, the man credited with creating the "Pink Panther" passed away this morning at 88.
Edwards will be remembered as a comic genius for creating Peter Sellers's "Pink Panther" character and for writing and directing a slew of comedies -- including "10," "Victor/Victoria" and "S.O.B." -- the last two starring his wife of 41 years, Julie Andrews. His films became the template for '80s-era smart comedy. But the writer/director also had a serious side, directing Audrey Hepburn in 1961's adaptation of Truman Capote's "Breakfast at Tiffany's" and 1962's brutal look at alcoholism, "Days of Wine and Roses."
"I would not be able to get through life had I not been able to view its painfulness in a comedic way," he once told a reporter. "So when I put life up there on the screen, quite often it resembles things that happen to me or at least comic metaphors for those things."
Below, a clip from "Breakfast at Tiffany's" we think makes for a fitting memorial:
Source: Variety.com (subscription required)
After the jump, a little of that signature Edwards humor:
| December 16, 2010; 12:43 PM ET
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