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Blake Edwards dies at 88; 'Pink Panther' director was master of slapstick comedy
Blake Edwards dies at 88; 'Pink Panther' director was master of slapstick comedy

Blake Edwards, a writer-director who battled depression in his personal life yet was known as a modern master of slapstick and sophisticated wit with hit films such as the "Pink Panther" comedies, "10" and "Breakfast at Tiffany's," has died. He was 88.Edwards died of complications of pneumonia Wednesday evening at St. John's Health Center in Santa Monica, said Gene Schwam, Edwards' longtime publicist. His wife, Julie Andrews, and members of the immediate family were at his bedside."He was the most unique man I have ever known — and he was my mate," Andrews, who collaborated with Edwards in the 1982 sex farce "Victor/Victoria" and other films, said in a statement Thursday. "He will be...

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