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Seattle Times writer Moira Macdonald muses on moviegoing. Email Moira: mmacdonald@seattletimes.com.

December 16, 2010 at 10:36 AM

Blake Edwards, director of “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” dies

Sad news this morning: Longtime filmmaker Blake Edwards, best known for the “Pink Panther” series and for the gem-like romantic comedy “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” died last night of complications from pneumonia. He was 88 years old, and had been working in the movie industry since the 1940s. Among his many films were several collaborations with his actress wife (of 41 years) Julie Andrews, including “Darling Lili,” “S.O.B.,” and the musical “Victor/Victoria,” which later became a Broadway show. Edwards memorably appeared in a slapstick moment on the Academy Awards show in 2004, accepting an honorary Oscar for “writing, directing and producing an extraordinary body of work for the screen” — and doing it with laughter.
In his honor, here’s a moment with Audrey Hepburn and “Moon River.”

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