Blake Edwards

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Blake Edwards (1922-2010) was a renown American film director, screenwriter and producer. Some of his works include Breakfast at Tiffany's, Days of Wine and Roses, 10, Victor/Victoria, Darling Lili, and the Pink Panther comedy series.[1] He married actress Julie Andrews in 1969, and they worked on several films together. Edwards fell ill in with myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome(ME/CFS) in 1983, while filming the Ted Danson vehicle A Fine Mess, and never recovered.[2][3]

He is a featured patient in the 2000 documentary, I Remember Me, directed by Kim A. Snyder, where he talks about his illness, its effect on his work, and his failed efforts to raise research money.[4]

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  1. "Blake Edwards". IMDb. Retrieved December 6, 2021.
  2. "Oslers Web Author, Hillary Johnson, Talks about CFS and her Book". Retrieved December 6, 2021.
  3. "Blake Edwards: Death of a troubled clown". SBS Movies. December 17, 2010. Retrieved December 6, 2021.