Veteran writer-director Blake Edwards dies

Dec 16, 2010

Blake Edwards, the comic genius behind Peter Sellers' "Pink Panther" character, passed away Wednesday evening at the age of 88. The filmmaker is well known for a slew of other comedies including "10," "Victor/Victoria" and "S.O.B." — the last of which were collaborations actress Julie Andrews, his wife of 41 years. Edwards had a more serious side, directing Audrey Hepburn in 1961's adaptation of Truman Capote's "Breakfast at Tiffany's" and "Days of Wine and Roses.” Edwards will live on in fans’ hearts as long as cinematic detectives continue to bumble.

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