Director Blake Edwards dies in Southern California

Director Blake Edwards recieves the 'Recovery Milestone Award 2005' on September 6, 2005 at the Beverly Hillls Hotel in Los Angeles, California.
Director Blake Edwards recieves the 'Recovery Milestone Award 2005' on September 6, 2005 at the Beverly Hillls Hotel in Los Angeles, California. Mark Mainz/Getty Images

A spokesman for Blake Edwards says the filmmaker has died in Southern California at age 88.

Publicist Gene Schwam says Edwards died from comnplications of pneumonia at about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday at St. John's Health Center in Santa Monica. His wife, Julie Andrews, and other family members were at his side.

Edwards directed "Breakfast at Tiffany's," "The Pink Panther" and many other popular films.

He also was a screenwriter, producer and actor.

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