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Blake Edwards RIP

16 December 2010 9:40 AM, PST | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

The man who brought the world Peter SellersInspector Clouseau, writer/producer/director Blake Edwards, has died at the age of 88.Born in Oklahoma in 1922, Edwards was largely raised by his mother and his stepfather, a film production manager, in what he later described as a seriously dysfunctional family. He eventually met his biological father, a former stage director, at the age of 40, but regretted the decision.His family moved to Los Angeles when he was three, and he attended Beverly Hills High before making a stab at acting in movies such as Ten Gentlemen from West Point, A Guy named Joe, Ladies Courageous, Strangler of the Swamp and Leather Gloves. But in 1946, he co-wrote the Western film Panhandle and produced it, nabbing a small role in front of the camera.Other early work included creating and writing radio series including Richard Diamond, Private Detective and The Line-Up. His film »

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