Blake Edwards, RIP

Remembered by most for The Pink Panther movies—film and television writer/director Blake Edwards died on Wednesday night at age 88, due to complications from pneumonia. Edwards’ career spanned over 60 years, the 1960s being his brightest decade in the Hollywood spotlight. Those were the days he worked directing the classic Breakfast at Tiffany’s with Audrey Hepburn, as well as Days of Wine and Roses with Jack Lemmon. In 1963, he became known for revealing cutting edge humour and satire with his original Pink Panther, also marking the start of young Peter Sellers’ celebrity status. Edward leaves his wife of 41 years, Julie Andrews, along with his five children.