Blake Edwards (b. July 26, 1922) is a American film director and producer.
Born William Blake McEdwards in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the son of a stage director. He was originally an actor and script-writer (seven Richard Quine film scripts).
His most popular films have been comedies, the alcoholism-themed melodrama Days of Wine and Roses being a notable exception. His most fruitful collaboration has been with Peter Sellers in the Pink Panther movies. Efforts to revive the Panther franchise after the death of Sellers met with little critical or commercial success.
In 2004 he received an Academy Honorary Award for cumulative achievements over the course of his film career.
His second wife (from 1969) is Julie Andrews, who has appeared in a number of his films including Darling Lili, 10, Victor/Victoria and the autobiographical satire S.O.B., in which Andrews played a character very similar to herself.
Bring Your Smile Along (1955),
He Laughed Last (1956),
Mister Cory (1957),
This Happy Feeling (1958),
Operation Petticoat (1959),
High Time (1959),
Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961),
The Grip of Fear (1962),
Days of Wine and Roses (1963),
The Pink Panther (1964),
A Shot in the Dark (1964),
The Great Race (1965),
What Did you Do in the War, Daddy? (1966),
The Party (1968),
Darling Lili (1969),
Wild Rovers (1971),
The Carey Treatment (1972),
The Tamarind Seed (1974),
The Return of the Pink Panther (1974),
The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1976),
The Revenge of the Pink Panther (1978),
Trail of the Pink Panther (1982),
Curse of the Pink Panther (1983),
The Man Who Loved Women (1983),
Micki and Maude (1984),
A Fine Mess (1986),
That's Life (1986),
Blind Date (1987),
Skin Deep (1989),
Son of the Pink Panther (1993)