Blake Edwards

1922 - 2010

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Blake Edwards (born William Blake Crump; July 26, 1922 – December 15, 2010) was an American film director, producer, screenwriter, and actor. Edwards began his career in the 1940s as an actor, but he soon began writing screenplays and radio scripts before turning to producing and directing in television and films. His best-known films include Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961), Days of Wine and Roses (1962), A Shot in the Dark (1964), The Great Race (1965), 10 (1979), Victor/Victoria (1982), Blind Date (1987), and the hugely successful Pink Panther film series with British actor Peter Sellers. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Blake Edwards has received more than 4,807,019 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 47 in 2019). Blake Edwards is the 182nd most popular film director (down from 142nd in 2019), the 1,231st most popular biography from United States (down from 981st in 2019) and the 46th most popular American Film Director.

Blake Edwards is most famous for directing Breakfast at Tiffany's, which was a 1961 American romantic comedy film.

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  • 4.88

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Page views of Blake Edwards by language

Over the past year Blake Edwards has had the most page views in the with 517,646 views, followed by Spanish (45,405), and French (42,690). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Esperanto (1,034.48%), Malagasy (79.89%), and Latvian (76.88%)


Among film directors, Blake Edwards ranks 182 out of 2,041Before him are Gordon Parks, Gillo Pontecorvo, Jerzy Skolimowski, Don Siegel, Alejandro González Iñárritu, and Francesco Rosi. After him are Theo van Gogh, Kathryn Bigelow, Jean Vigo, Jean Negulesco, Miklós Jancsó, and Henry Hathaway.

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Among people born in 1922, Blake Edwards ranks 58Before him are Har Gobind Khorana, Robert W. Holley, Juan Antonio Villacañas, Mao Anying, Francesco Rosi, and Jake LaMotta. After him are Alberto Granado, Oskar Werner, Marek Edelman, Ken Noritake, Hussein-Ali Montazeri, and Lucian Freud. Among people deceased in 2010, Blake Edwards ranks 44Before him are Israel Tal, Jean Simmons, James Black, Bekim Fehmiu, Carlos Hugo, Duke of Parma, and Enzo Bearzot. After him are John Fenn, Francisco Varallo, Paul Schäfer, Mario Monicelli, Arthur Penn, and Juliet Anderson.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Blake Edwards ranks 1,231 out of 20,380Before him are Izzy Stradlin (1962), Robert Rauschenberg (1925), Scarlett Johansson (1984), Tyrone Power (1914), Robert Noyce (1927), and Edna Purviance (1895). After him are Dick Van Dyke (1925), Robert Reich (1946), Martha Washington (1731), E. O. Wilson (1929), Zelda Fitzgerald (1900), and Lady Gaga (1986).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United States

Among film directors born in United States, Blake Edwards ranks 46Before him are Frances Marion (1888), Ed Wood (1924), Joseph L. Mankiewicz (1909), Joel Schumacher (1939), Gordon Parks (1912), and Don Siegel (1912). After him are Kathryn Bigelow (1951), Henry Hathaway (1898), Chris Columbus (1958), Wes Anderson (1969), Raoul Walsh (1887), and Richard Donner (1930).