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Also Known As: Died: December 15, 2010
Born: July 26, 1922 Cause of Death: Complications from pneumonia
Birth Place: Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA Profession: Writer ...


Edwards used the pseudonym Sam O Brown for his story and screenplay for the film "City Heat" (1984).

Edwards is connected by marriages to the family of screen great Douglas Fairbanks. Donald Crump, Edwards' natural father, was the brother-in-law of Lucile Fairbanks Crump, niece of Douglas Fairbanks and Fairbanks family historian.

"In what business in the world can you have more fun, be creative while you're having fun, be funny and work at being funny, work really nice hours and get paid a lot of money for doing it?" --Blake Edwards in THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER tribute to him.

"He's easygoing as opposed to other directors who dictate and take away the spontaneity." --Dudley Moore

"Before I became a director, when I would go to another country and go through customs, the airlines handed out little cards for your to fill out. I wrote 'writer'. Now I write 'writer-director'. But the great thing about being a writer is that it's not limited to a soundsage and equipment and a crew of people. I wrote 'S.O.B.' in the middle of the Alps." --Blake Edwards

"He has great taste. He married Julie." --James Garner

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