Photo Coverage: Remembering Blake Edwards

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As previously reported, Blake Edwards, husband of 41 years to Julie Andrews and a well known writer and director who produced and directed Victor/Victoria on Broadway, died at age 88 on December 16, 2010.

Over a very diverse and lengthy career, Edwards has made many of Hollywood's funniest movies with his unique sensibility on display in titles including "Breakfast at Tiffany's," "The Pink Panther," "The Great Race," "The Party," "10" and "Victor/Victoria."

Edwards is an Academy Award-winning filmmaker who became an international favorite with the 1961 release of his enchanting classic Breakfast at Tiffany's and many other memorable films, including The Days of Wine and Roses, Experiment in Terror, Shot in the Dark, That's Life, SOB, The Great Race, 10, Victor Victoria and his legendary Pink Panther films. In 1992, Edwards was honored by the 45th Annual Cannes Film Festival and received the coveted French Legion of Honor for his outstanding contributions to the arts. In 2004, he was presented with an honorary Oscar in recognition of his remarkable, memorable and unique filmmaking career. In addition, Edwards is recognized in the art world as a highly accomplished painter and sculptor.

BroadwayWorld remembers Edwards in photos below.

Photo Credit: Walter McBride / WM Photos / Corbis

Photo Coverage: Remembering Blake Edwards

Photo Coverage: Remembering Blake Edwards
Blake Edwards - New York City 1984

Photo Coverage: Remembering Blake Edwards
Opening Night Party for "Sondheim - Putting it Together" - 1993

Photo Coverage: Remembering Blake Edwards
Opening Night Party for "Sondheim - Putting it Together" - 1993

Photo Coverage: Remembering Blake Edwards
Opening Night Party for "Sondheim - Putting it Together" - 1993

Photo Coverage: Remembering Blake Edwards
Opening Night Party for "Sondheim - Putting it Together" - 1993

Photo Coverage: Remembering Blake Edwards
Opening Night Party for "Sondheim - Putting it Together" - 1993

Photo Coverage: Remembering Blake Edwards

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Walter McBride As a 14 year old youth, Walter was transfixed by his first Broadway Show, the original production of 'GREASE'. His Journey to celebrity photojournalism began that fateful night. Meeting, photographing and getting to know the cast inspired him to spend his professional life doing what he loved. Walter moved to Manhattan and for a leading role as a Photographer & Photo Researcher. Currently headlining in New Jersey with his partner Richard and family members Dali (Jack Russell) & Gala (Schnoodle). Recently he made his Broadway debut sharing the stage with Hugh Jackman in 'Hugh Jackman on Broadway' as well as receiving the Actors' Equity Association Gypsy Spirit Award. Walter McBride Photography is syndicated worldwide by Corbis/AP.


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