Blake Edwards

1922 - 2010

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Blake Edwards (born William Blake Crump; July 26, 1922 – December 15, 2010) was an American actor, film director, producer and screenwriter. 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, Days of Wine and Roses, 10, Victor/Victoria, 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 3,611,014 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 42 in 2019). Blake Edwards is the 171st most popular film director, the 1,114th most popular biography from United States (up from 1,124th in 2019) and the 51st 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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Among film directors, Blake Edwards ranks 171 out of 1,580Before him are Lewis Milestone, Nagisa Oshima, Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Lev Kuleshov, Marco Ferreri, and Robert Aldrich. After him are Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Francesco Rosi, Jesús Franco, Joris Ivens, Bille August, and Peter Weir.

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Among people born in 1922, Blake Edwards ranks 56Before him are Alberto Granado, Arthur Ashkin, Ademir de Menezes, Jake LaMotta, Cornelius Castoriadis, and Yuri Lotman. After him are Francesco Rosi, Toots Thielemans, Carl Reiner, Joan Fuster, Juan Antonio Villacañas, and Michel Galabru. Among people deceased in 2010, Blake Edwards ranks 33Before him are Carlos Hugo, Duke of Parma, Henryk Górecki, Néstor Kirchner, John Forsythe, Francesco Cossiga, and Harry Mulisch. After him are Viktor Chernomyrdin, Algirdas Brazauskas, Paul Schäfer, Joan Sutherland, Enzo Bearzot, and Alice Miller.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Blake Edwards ranks 1,114 out of 15,968Before him are Bill Withers (1938), Robert Aldrich (1918), Mark Zuckerberg (1984), David Lee (1931), Richard Winters (1918), and Daniel Dennett (1942). After him are William Gibson (1948), Jennifer Connelly (1970), Neale Donald Walsch (1943), George Takei (1937), Patrick McGoohan (1928), and Mark Wahlberg (1971).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United States

Among film directors born in United States, Blake Edwards ranks 51Before him are Don Siegel (1912), Jonathan Demme (1944), Kathryn Bigelow (1951), Robert Wise (1914), Joseph L. Mankiewicz (1909), and Robert Aldrich (1918). After him are Richard Donner (1930), Spike Lee (1957), John G. Avildsen (1935), Gus Van Sant (1952), Nicholas Ray (1911), and John Sturges (1910).