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UPI Almanac for Friday, July 26, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, July 26, 2012.
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Filmmaker Blake Edwards dead at 88

Filmmaker Blake Edwards dead at 88

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- U.S. filmmaker Blake Edwards died Thursday at his home in Santa Monica, Calif., his family said. He was 88.
TCM planning great directors festival

TCM planning great directors festival

LOS ANGELES, April 22 (UPI) -- Turner Classic Movies will pay tribute to 52 of cinema's greatest directors with a month-long festival in June, the U.S. network said.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, July 26, 2008.
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UPI almanac for Thursday, July 26, 2007.

Colbert, Edwards to be honored

ASPEN, Colo., Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Stephen Colbert and Blake Edwards will be honored for their contributions to entertainment during the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, Colo.

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Today is Wednesday, July 26, the 207th day of 2006 with 158 to follow.
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Spielberg gets Art Directors Guild honor

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Three-time Oscar winner Steven Spielberg Monday was named winner of the Art Director Guild's award for Outstanding Contribution to Cinematic Imagery.

Film, TV, stage producer Tony Adams dead

NEW YORK, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Veteran Broadway stage, television and Hollywood film producer Tony Adams has died of a stroke in New York at age 52.

The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, July 26, the 207th day of 2005 with 158 to follow.
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'Psycho' actress Janet Leigh dies at 77

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Janet Leigh, who gained her greatest fame as the victim of the shocking shower murder scene at the Bates Motel in Alfred Hitchcock's 1960 thriller "Psycho," has
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The Almanac

Today is Monday, July 26, the 208th day of 2004 with 158 to follow.
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U.S. stamp honors Henry Mancini

LOS ANGELES, April 13 (UPI) -- The U.S. Postal Service has issued a new 37-cent stamp honoring Henry Mancini the composer of "The Pink Panther," and "Moon River."
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Blake Edwards
Hollywood: FIlmmaker Blake Edwards and hsi wife actress Julie Andrews pose next to a bust of Edwards as the American Cancer Society presented him with the Society's "Allen K. Jonas Life Achievement Award" at a Gala black-tie dinner on November 17, 1983. In conjunction with the award, 11/17 was named "Blake Edwards Day" by the City of Los Angeles. (UPI Photo/Glenn Waggner/Files)
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Blake Edwards (July 26, 1922 – December 15, 2010) was an American film director, screenwriter and producer. In 2004, he received an Honorary Academy Award in recognition of his writing, directing and producing an extraordinary body of work for the screen.

Edwards's distinguished career began in the 1940s as an actor but he soon turned to writing radio scripts at Columbia Pictures. He used his writing skills to begin producing and directing, with some of his best films including: Experiment in Terror, The Great Race, and the hugely successful Pink Panther film series with the British comedian Peter Sellers. Often thought of as primarily a director of comedies, he was also renowned for his dramatic work, Breakfast at Tiffany's and Days of Wine and Roses.

Born William Blake Crump in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Edwards was the son of a stage director. He began his career as an actor and scriptwriter, including seven screenplays for Richard Quine.

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