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Blake Edwards, Julie Andrews' Husband & 'Pink Panther' Creator, Dies At 88

12/16/2010 2:04pm EST
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Julie Andrews' husband, Pink Panther creator Blake Edwards, has died at the age of 88.

The director, writer and producer passed away at St. John's Health Center in Santa Monica, California on Wednesday night after suffering complications from pneumonia. His wife and other family members were by his bedside, according to his longtime publicist, Gene Schwam.

Born William Blake Crump in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Edwards began his career as an actor and screenwriter, penning seven scripts for late actor/filmmaker Richard Quine.

He landed his big break on Orson Welles' production of War of the Worlds ...
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Jessica Alba Counts Lucille Ball, Peter Sellers & Chevy Chase As Her Top Influences

11/5/2010 1:30am EDT
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Jessica Alba: The Girl Can't Help It! 's interview and photo shoot with Jessica Alba below!

On owning up to her choice of roles:
"I know I haven't been swimming in the deep end with some of the movies I've done. I wasn't trying to. I knew what they were."

On her personality:
"I'm shy. I don't like being the center of attention. But when I do comedy, I lose all inhibition and introspection. I no longer care."

On gaining confidence in her craft:
"I'd been so afraid of criticism ever since I was young. Every time I'd get a critique or some redirection, I'd always just take it very personal...
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Celebrity Birthdays, September 8

9/8/2009 3:00am EDT
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Happy Birthday to:

Pop star Pink (1979)

Home Improvement" actor Jonathan Taylor Thomas (1981)

Keane drummer Richard Hughes (1975)

Actor David Arquette (1971)

Model / TV host Brooke Burke (1971)

Musician Neko Case (1970)

Singer/songwriter Aimee Mann (1960)

"The Fall Guy" actress Heather Thomas (1957)

The Cars bassist Benjamin Orr (1947; d. 2000)

The Grateful Dead's original keyboardist Ron "Pigpen" McKernan (1945)

The Association bassist Brian Cole (1942; d. 1972)

Country legend Patsy Cline (1932; d. 1963)

"The Pink Panther" series star Peter Sellers (1...
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Opening February 6: The Pink Panther 2

2/3/2009 10:52am EST
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Hollywood funnyman Steve Martin returns to the role made famous by Peter Sellers in this high-concept sequel to the 2006 comedy hit The Pink Panther. Continue summary

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Celebrity Birthdays, September 8

9/8/2008 3:00am EDT
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Happy Birthday to "Home Improvement" actor Jonathan Taylor Thomas (1981), pop star Pink (1979), Keane drummer Richard Hughes (1975), actor David Arquette (1971), model/tv host Brooke Burke (1971), musician Neko Case (1970), solo artist and former 'til Tuesday singer Aimee Mann (1960), "The Fall Guy" actress Heather Thomas (1957), The Cars guitarist Benjamin Orr (1947; d. 2000), the Grateful Dead's original keyboardist Ron "Pigpen" McKernan (1945), The Association bassist Brian Cole (1942; d. 1972), country legend Patsy Cline (1932; d. 1963), "The Pink Panther" series star Peter Sellers (192...
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Celebrity Birthdays, September 8

9/8/2007 3:00am EDT
Pink
Happy Birthday to "Home Improvement" actor Jonathan Taylor Thomas (1981), pop star Pink (1979), Keane drummer Richard Hughes (1975), actor David Arquette (1971), model/tv host Brooke Burke (1971), musician Neko Case (1970), solo artist and former 'til Tuesday singer Aimee Mann (1960), "The Fall Guy" actress Heather Thomas (1957), The Cars guitarist Benjamin Orr (1947; d. 2000), the Grateful Dead's original keyboardist Ron "Pigpen" McKernan (1945), The Association bassist Brian Cole (1942; d. 1972), country legend Patsy Cline (1932; d. 1963), "The Pink Panther" series star Peter Sellers (192...
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Celebrity Birthdays, September 8

9/8/2006 3:00am EDT
Pink
Happy Birthday to "Home Improvement" actor Jonathan Taylor Thomas (1981), pop star Pink (1979), Keane drummer Richard Hughes (1975), actor David Arquette (1971), model/tv host Brooke Burke (1971), musician Neko Case (1970), solo artist and former 'til Tuesday singer Aimee Mann (1960), "The Fall Guy" actress Heather Thomas (1957), The Cars guitarist Benjamin Orr (1947; d. 2000), the Grateful Dead's original keyboardist Ron "Pigpen" McKernan (1945), The Association bassist Brian Cole (1942; d. 1972), country legend Patsy Cline (1932; d. 1963), "The Pink Panther" series star Peter Sellers (192...
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