Death of Blake Edwards

July 26, 1922 - December 16, 2010
Santa Monica, California | Age 88

Filmmaker dies in Southern California
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JAKE COYLE, The Associated Press

When Julie Andrews began writing her 2008 autobiography, "Home," her husband Blake Edwards had just one piece of advice: "Characters make your story."

In an up-and-down career that spanned writing, directing and producing nearly 50 films, Edwards, who died late Wednesday, cultivated more than his share of indelible characters: Peter Sellers' bumbling Inspector Clouseau of the "Pink Panther" movies, Dudley Moore's equally clueless George...

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