Director Blake Edwards, 1922-2010

The "Breakfast at Tiffany's" and "Pink Panther" director died of pneumonia at the age of 88.

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    Blake Edwards, the director and writer known for clever dialogue, poignancy and occasional belly-laugh sight gags in "Breakfast at Tiffany's," "10" and the "Pink Panther" farces, is dead at age 88. (AP)
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    Feb. 2004:Director Blake Edwards poses actress Leslie Ann Warren who starred in his film "Victor/Victoria" at a reception honoring Edwards in Hollywood. (Reuters)
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    Feb. 2004: Director Blake Edwards poses with the stars of two of his best known films Elke Sommer (L) from "Shot in the Dark" and Bo Derek from the film "10" at a reception honoring Edwards in Hollywood February 26, 2004. (Reuters)
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    In this Feb. 29, 2004 file photo, filmmaker Blake Edwards speaks after receiving an honorary Oscar from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences during the 76th annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles. Edwards, 88, the director and writer known for clever dialogue and occasional belly-laugh sight gags in "Breakfast at Tiffany's," "10" and the "Pink Panther" farces, died from complications of pneumonia on Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010, at St. John's Health Center in Santa Monica, Calif.  (AP)
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    In this Sept. 28, 1999 file photo, film director Blake Edwards, right, and a person dressed as the character the Pink Panther, pose for photos after placing their hands and paws in cement in front of the Mann's Chinese Theater in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles, at the 35th anniversary celebration of "The Pink Panther." Edwards, 88, the director and writer known for clever dialogue and occasional belly-laugh sight gags in "Breakfast at Tiffany's," "10" and the "Pink Panther" farces, died from complications of pneumonia on Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010, at St. John's Health Center in Santa Monica, Calif. (AP)
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    Feb. 29, 2004:Director Blake Edwards (R) and actor Jim Carrey pose for photographers backstage at the Kodak Theatre after Carrey presented Edwards with an Academy Award for lifetime achievement in film making during the 76th annual Academy Awards in Hollywood.  (Reuters)
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