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Blake Edwards (I) (1922–2010)


Blake Edwards' stepfather's father J. Gordon Edwards was a silent screen director, and his stepfather Jack McEdward was a stage director and movie production manager. Blake acted in a number films, beginning with Ten Gentlemen from West Point (1942) and wrote a number of others, beginning with Panhandle (1948) and including six for director ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 22 wins & 23 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Party
The Party Writer
(1968)
The Pink Panther
(1963)

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 2009 The Pink Panther 2 (characters)
 2006 The Pink Panther (characters)
 1993 Son of the Pink Panther (characters) / (screenplay) / (story)
 1991 Switch (written by)
 1989 Skin Deep (written by)
 1988 Sunset (screenplay)
 1987 Blind Date (uncredited)
 1986 That's Life! (written by)
 1986 A Fine Mess (written by)
 1984 City Heat (as Sam O. Brown) / (story - as Sam O. Brown)
 1983 The Man Who Loved Women (screenplay)
 1983 Curse of the Pink Panther (written by)
 1982 Trail of the Pink Panther (screenplay) / (story)
 1982 Victor Victoria (screenplay)
 1981 S.O.B. (written by)
 1979 10 (written by)
 1978 Revenge of the Pink Panther (screenplay) / (story)
 1976 The Pink Panther Strikes Again (screenplay)
 1975 The Return of the Pink Panther (screenplay)
 1974 The Tamarind Seed (screenplay)
 1971 Wild Rovers (written by)
 1970 Darling Lili (written by)
 1968 The Party (screenplay) / (story)
 1968 Inspector Clouseau (based on a character created by)
 1967 Gunn (characters) / (screenplay) / (story)
 1965 The Great Race (original story)
 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)
 1960 High Time (screenplay - uncredited)
 1958 This Happy Feeling (screenplay)
 1957 Operation Mad Ball (screenplay)
 1957 Mister Cory (screenplay)
 1956 He Laughed Last (screenplay) / (story)
 1955 My Sister Eileen (screenplay)
 1955 Bring Your Smile Along (screenplay) / (story)
 1954 The Atomic Kid (story)
 1954 Drive a Crooked Road (screen play)
 1953 Cruisin' Down the River (writer)
 1953 All Ashore (screenplay) / (story)
 1952 Sound Off
 1949 Stampede (screenplay)
 1948 Panhandle (written by)
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Other Works:

Work-shopped a re-tooled version of his 1999 off-Broadway show, "Big Rosemary" in Los Angeles in April 2004. He has completed several new screenplays in recent years: "It Never Rains," "Scapegoat," "10 Again" and "My Life and Crimes." He has also prepared the stage plays, "The Pink Panther" and "A Shot in the Dark" for MGM ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Biographical Movies | 1 Portrayal | 1 Interview | 2 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Sam O. Brown

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on Julie Andrews] It's marvelous to direct her. She's enormously professional and understands that in the final analysis the last word is mine. Actually, working with Julie on a film is a whole lot easier than working with many people that I'm not married to! See more »

Trivia:

Directed 6 actors in Oscar nominated performances: Audrey Hepburn, Jack Lemmon, Lee Remick, Julie Andrews, Robert Preston, and Lesley Ann Warren. See more »

Trademark:

Scores by Henry Mancini See more »

Nickname:

Blackie

Star Sign:

Leo

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