Oscar Winning Director Blake Edwards Dies At 88
Posted on Thu Dec 16, 2010 10:40 AM PDT

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Courtesy: Charlie Rose
LOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - Oscar winning director Blake Edwards, husband of Julie Andrews and the man behind such classics as Breakfast at Tiffany's, The Pink Panther series, 10, The Days of Wine and Roses, and Victor/Victoria, died Thursday morning with Andrews and his adult children by his side. He was 88.

After a turbulent 14-year marriage to former actress Patricia Walker, the famed director met Andrews while working with her on the 1969 musical Darling Lili.

After the film wrapped, Edwards told PEOPLE in 1977: "It seemed dumb not to admit we were in love," while Andrews revealed: "I kept telling him it wasn't going to work!" The couple were married for 40 years and resided in both Gstaad, Switzerland, and Malibu.

Edwards was presented an honorary Oscar in 2004. He is survived by a daughter, Jennifer, an actress; son, Geoffrey, a writer, director and editor; Andrews's daughter (with her first husband, designer Tony Walton), Emma Walton; and Amelia Leigh and Joanna Lynne Edwards, whom the couple adopted from Vietnam in the 1970s.

No funeral plans have been announced.

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