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 81

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 2Characters
2006 The Pink PantherCharacters
1993 Son of the Pink PantherStory
1991 SwitchScreenplay
1989 Peter GunnWriter
1989 Skin DeepScreenplay
1988 Justin CaseWriter
1988 SunsetScreenplay
1986 That's Life!Writer
1986 A Fine MessWriter
1984 City HeatScreenplay
1983 The Man Who Loved WomenScreenplay
1983 Curse of the Pink PantherScreenplay
1982 Trail of the Pink PantherScreenplay
1982 Trail of the Pink PantherStory
1982 Victor/VictoriaAuthor
1981 S.O.B.Screenplay
1979 10Screenplay
1978 Revenge of the Pink PantherScreenplay
1976 The Pink Panther Strikes AgainScreenplay
1975 The Return of the Pink PantherScreenplay
1974 The Tamarind SeedScreenplay
1971 Wild RoversScreenplay
1970 Darling LiliWriter
1969 The MonkStory
1968 Inspector ClouseauCharacters
1968 The PartyStory
1968 The PartyScreenplay
1964 A Shot in the DarkScreenplay
1963 The Pink PantherScreenplay
1963 Soldier In The RainScreenplay
1962 The Notorious LandladyScreenplay
1962 The CouchStory
1958 Peter Gunn(114 episodes)Writer
1958 This Happy FeelingScreenplay
1957 Mister CoryScreenplay
1957 Operation Mad BallScreenplay
1956 He Laughed LastStory
1956 He Laughed LastScreenplay
1955 My Sister EileenScreenplay
1955 Bring Your Smile AlongStory
1955 Bring Your Smile AlongScreenplay
1954 The Atomic KidStory
1954 Drive a Crooked RoadWriter
1953 Cruisin' Down the RiverWriter
1953 All AshoreScreenplay
1953 All AshoreStory
1952 Sound OffWriter
1952 Rainbow 'Round My ShoulderWriter
1949 StampedeScreenplay
1948 PanhandleWriter

Directing

1995 Victor/VictoriaDirector
1993 Son of the Pink PantherDirector
1991 SwitchDirector
1989 Peter GunnDirector
1989 Skin DeepDirector
1988 Justin CaseDirector
1988 SunsetDirector
1987 Blind DateDirector
1986 That's Life!Director
1986 A Fine MessDirector
1984 Micki & MaudeDirector
1983 The Man Who Loved WomenDirector
1983 Curse of the Pink PantherDirector
1982 Trail of the Pink PantherDirector
1982 Victor/VictoriaDirector
1981 S.O.B.Director
1979 10Director
1978 Revenge of the Pink PantherDirector
1976 The Pink Panther Strikes AgainDirector
1975 The Return of the Pink PantherDirector
1974 The Tamarind SeedDirector
1972 The Carey TreatmentDirector
1971 Wild RoversDirector
1970 Darling LiliDirector
1968 The PartyDirector
1967 GunnDirector
1966 What Did You Do in the War, Daddy?Director
1965 The Great RaceDirector
1964 A Shot in the DarkDirector
1963 The Pink PantherDirector
1962 Days of Wine and RosesDirector
1962 Experiment in TerrorDirector
1961 Breakfast at Tiffany'sDirector
1960 High TimeDirector
1959 Operation PetticoatDirector
1959 Mr. Lucky(1 episode)Director
1958 The Perfect FurloughDirector
1958 Peter Gunn(15 episodes)Director
1958 This Happy FeelingDirector
1957 Mister CoryDirector
1956 He Laughed LastDirector
1955 Bring Your Smile AlongDirector
1952 Four Star Playhouse(2 episodes)Director

Production

1992 Julie(7 episodes)Producer
1989 Peter GunnExecutive Producer
1988 Justin CaseExecutive Producer
1983 The Man Who Loved WomenProducer
1983 Curse of the Pink PantherProducer
1982 Trail of the Pink PantherProducer
1982 Victor/VictoriaProducer
1981 S.O.B.Producer
1979 10Producer
1978 Revenge of the Pink PantherProducer
1976 The Pink Panther Strikes AgainProducer
1975 The Return of the Pink PantherProducer
1974 Julie and Dick at Covent GardenProducer
1968 The PartyProducer
1967 Waterhole #3Producer
1964 A Shot in the DarkProducer
1963 Soldier In The RainProducer
1962 Experiment in TerrorProducer
1958 Peter Gunn(114 episodes)Producer
1949 StampedeCo-Producer
1948 PanhandleProducer

Acting

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 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
1942 Lucky Legs as Red Arrow Messenger
1942 Ten Gentlemen From West Point as Cadet

Creator

2010 Pink Panther and PalsCreator
1993 The Pink PantherCreator
1992 JulieCreator
1960 DanteCreator
1959 Mr. LuckyCreator
1958 Peter GunnCreator
1957 Richard Diamond, Private DetectiveCreator
1957 Meet McGrawCreator

Crew

1969 The Ant and the Aardvark(17 episodes)Actor's Assistant

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