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Blake Edwards Overview:

Director, Blake Edwards, was born William Blake Crump on Jul 26, 1922 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Edwards died at the age of 88 on Dec 15, 2010 in Santa Monica, CA .

HONORS and AWARDS:

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Although Edwards was nominated for one Oscar, he never won a competitive Academy Award. However he won one Honorary Oscar Award in 2003 in recognition of his writing, directing and producing an extraordinary body of work for the screen .

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1982Best WritingVictor/Victoria (1982)N/ANominated

Academy Awards (Honorary Oscars)

YearAwardDescription
2003Honorary Awardin recognition of his writing, directing and producing an extraordinary body of work for the screen

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The Treatment

By Rick29 on Jul 23, 2017 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

James Coburn--looking hip as always. What can you say about a movie in which a director sued to have his name removed from the credits? Suffice to say that director was mighty displeased with the version of The Carey Treatment (1972) that was released to theaters. However, before we d... Read full article


The Treatment

By Rick29 on Jul 23, 2017 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

James Coburn--looking hip as always. What can you say about a movie in which a director sued to have his name removed from the credits? Suffice to say that director was mighty displeased with the version of The Carey Treatment (1972) that was released to theaters. However, before we d... Read full article


Remembering: and Neva Patterson

By Brandie on Dec 17, 2010 From True Classics

The classic movie world sadly lost two players this week: director and actress Neva Patterson. is best known as a deft director of comedies such as 1959′s delightful Operation Petticoat and The Pink Panther series (beginning with the eponymous film in 1963), which ... Read full article


RIP , 1922-2010

By KC on Dec 16, 2010 From Classic Movies

R.I.P. —you deserve immortality for The Pink Panther (1963) alone, [though I can't forget My Sister Eileen (1955), Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961), Experiment in Terror (1962),Days of Wine and Roses (1962), A Shot in the Dark (1964), The Party (1968) –birdy num-nums!-and Victo... Read full article


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Blake Edwards Quotes:

Lt. Bob Gray: [pensively] When I was a kid, I used to dream about going someplace on a ship. Well, here I am!
Lt. Ted Lawson: And out there is Japan. My mother had a Jap gardener once. He seemed like a nice little guy.
Lt. Bob Gray: You know I don't hate Japs yet. It's a funny thing. I don't like them, but I don't hate them.
Lt. Ted Lawson: I guess, I don't either. You get kind of mixed up.
Lt. Bob Gray: Yeah.
Lt. Ted Lawson: It's hard to figure, yet here we are.


Floyd Schofield: You're a big man, Mr. Sands. We're always polite to celebrities.


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Blake Edwards Facts
As of 2007, he is one of six directors who has directed his wife to a Best Actress Oscar nomination (Julie Andrews in Victor Victoria (1982)). The other five are Joel Coen directing Frances McDormand in Fargo (1996), John Cassavetes directing Gena Rowlands in A Woman Under the Influence (1974) & Gloria (1980), Richard Brooks directing Jean Simmons in The Happy Ending (1969), Paul Czinner directing Elisabeth Bergner in Escape Me Never (1935) and Paul Newman directing Joanne Woodward in Rachel, Rachel (1968). Jules Dassin also directed his future wife

He has two great-grandchildren, Shaely and Kaden, from granddaughter Kayti.

Stepson of stage director and movie production manager Jack McEdward.

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