Biography

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.

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.

Personal Info

Known For Writing

Gender Male

Known Credits 84

Birthday 1922-07-26

Day of Death 2010-12-16

Place of Birth Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA

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Also Known As

  • Sam O. Brown

Writing TV ShowsMovies

2009 The Pink Panther 2 Characters
2006 The Pink Panther Characters
1993 Son of the Pink Panther Story
1991 Switch Screenplay
1989 Peter Gunn Writer
1989 Skin Deep Screenplay
1988 Justin Case Writer
1988 Sunset Screenplay
1986 That's Life! Writer
1986 A Fine Mess Writer
1984 City Heat Screenplay
1983 The Man Who Loved Women Screenplay
1983 Curse of the Pink Panther Screenplay
1982 Trail of the Pink Panther Screenplay Story
1982 Victor/Victoria Author
1981 S.O.B. Screenplay
1979 10 Screenplay
1978 Revenge of the Pink Panther Story Screenplay
1976 The Pink Panther Strikes Again Screenplay
1975 The Return of the Pink Panther Screenplay
1974 The Tamarind Seed Screenplay
1971 Wild Rovers Screenplay
1970 Darling Lili Writer
1969 The Monk Story
1968 Inspector Clouseau Characters
1968 The Party Story Screenplay
1967 Gunn Writer
1964 A Shot in the Dark Screenplay
1963 The Pink Panther Screenplay
1963 Soldier in the Rain Screenplay
1962 The Notorious Landlady Screenplay
1962 The Couch Story
1958 Peter Gunn (114 episodes)Writer
1958 This Happy Feeling Screenplay
1957 Mister Cory Screenplay
1957 Operation Mad Ball Screenplay
1956 He Laughed Last Story Screenplay
1955 My Sister Eileen Screenplay
1955 Bring Your Smile Along Story Screenplay
1954 The Atomic Kid Story
1954 Drive a Crooked Road Screenplay
1953 Cruisin' Down the River Writer
1953 All Ashore Screenplay Story
1952 Sound Off Writer
1952 Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder Writer
1949 Stampede Screenplay
1948 Panhandle Writer

Directing

1995 Victor/Victoria Director
1993 Son of the Pink Panther Director
1991 Switch Director
1989 Peter Gunn Director
1989 Skin Deep Director
1988 Justin Case Director
1988 Sunset Director
1987 Blind Date Director
1986 That's Life! Director
1986 A Fine Mess Director
1984 Micki & Maude Director
1983 The Man Who Loved Women Director
1983 Curse of the Pink Panther Director
1982 Trail of the Pink Panther Director
1982 Victor/Victoria Director
1981 S.O.B. Director
1979 10 Director
1978 Revenge of the Pink Panther Director
1976 The Pink Panther Strikes Again Director
1975 The Return of the Pink Panther Director
1974 The Tamarind Seed Director
1972 The Carey Treatment Director
1971 Wild Rovers Director
1970 Darling Lili Director
1968 The Party Director
1967 Gunn Director
1966 What Did You Do in the War, Daddy? Director
1965 The Great Race Director
1964 A Shot in the Dark Director
1963 The Pink Panther Director
1962 Days of Wine and Roses Director
1962 Experiment in Terror Director
1961 Breakfast at Tiffany’s Director
1960 High Time Director
1959 Operation Petticoat Director
1959 Mr. Lucky (1 episode)Director
1958 The Perfect Furlough Director
1958 Peter Gunn (15 episodes)Director
1958 This Happy Feeling Director
1957 Mister Cory Director
1956 He Laughed Last Director
1955 Bring Your Smile Along Director
1952 Four Star Playhouse (2 episodes)Director

Production

1992 Julie (7 episodes)Producer
1989 Peter Gunn Executive Producer
1988 Justin Case Executive Producer
1983 The Man Who Loved Women Producer
1983 Curse of the Pink Panther Producer
1982 Trail of the Pink Panther Producer
1982 Victor/Victoria Producer
1981 S.O.B. Producer
1979 10 Producer
1978 Revenge of the Pink Panther Producer
1976 The Pink Panther Strikes Again Producer
1975 The Return of the Pink Panther Producer
1974 Julie and Dick at Covent Garden Producer
1968 The Party Producer
1967 Waterhole #3 Producer
1964 A Shot in the Dark Producer
1963 Soldier in the Rain Producer
1962 Experiment in Terror Producer
1958 Peter Gunn (114 episodes)Producer
1949 Stampede Co-Producer
1948 Panhandle Producer

Acting

2014 And the Oscar Goes To...
2003 The Pink Panther Story as Himself
1996 E! True Hollywood Story (1 episode)
1992 A Tribute to the Boys: Laurel and Hardy as Himself
1953 The Academy Awards (1 episode)
1948 Panhandle as Floyd Schofield
1946 The Strange Love of Martha Ivers as Sailor (uncredited)
1946 From This Day Forward as Night Club Patron
1946 Tokyo Rose as Joe Bridger
1946 Strangler of the Swamp as Christian Sanders Jr.
1944 The Unwritten Code as Swede (uncredited)
1944 Marshal of Reno as Lee
1944 A Guy Named Joe as Flyer
1942 Lucky Legs as Red Arrow Messenger
1942 Ten Gentlemen From West Point as Cadet

Creator

2010 Pink Panther and Pals Creator
1993 The Pink Panther Creator
1992 Julie Creator
1960 Dante Creator
1959 Mr. Lucky Creator
1958 Peter Gunn Creator
1957 Richard Diamond, Private Detective Creator
1957 Meet McGraw Creator

Crew

1993 La nouvelle panthère rose (60 episodes)Creator

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