Blake Edwards dies; filmmaker directed 'The Pink Panther,' 'Breakfast at Tiffany's'

blake-edwards-julie-andrews.jpg Blake Edwards, the writer and director of "The Pink Panther" and one of the most prolific comedy filmmakers of the 1960s and '70s, has died.

Edwards, 88, died early Thursday (Dec. 16), Variety reports.

Edwards is probably best known for the "Pink Panther" series of films he made with Peter Sellers, but he also directed "Breakfast at Tiffany's," "10," "The Party" and "Victor/Victoria," among many others. Aside from "Breakfast at Tiffany's," which was written by George Axelrod, he also penned the screenplays for those films and most of the other movies he directed.

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