Julie Andrews - Julie Andrews Husband Blake Edwards Passes Away

JULIE ANDREWS' husband, the acclaimed film-maker BLAKE EDWARDS, has passed away at the age of 88 after complications from pneumonia. The director, who was responsible for the cult classic 'Breakfast at Tiffany's', had been confined to a wheelchair for the last couple of years according to his publicist, and he died in Santa Monica yesterday (15th December 2010) surrounded by his wife and close family.
Andrews married Edwards in 1969 and went on to star in one of his biggest movies, the musical-comedy 'Victor/Victoria' about transvestism and sexual identity. The film was universally acclaimed and was nominated for seven ACADEMY AWARDS, winning the OSCAR for 'Original Music Score'. The couple adopted two children, and Edwards also leaves behind two children from his marriage to PATRICIA WALKER.
Before news of the death was announced, the GLEE star CHRIS COLFER had publically stated his desire to see Andrews join the cast of the hit musical-comedy show. The 20-year-old had told E! Online, "I'm pretty sure I've been obnoxious enough now that she knows that I want her. I think they just have to write it for her", and added that he wanted to see Andrews play his on-screen grandmother.


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The Husband Of Julie Andrews Blake Edwards Passed AwayBy D.K. Milgrim-Heath©2010A loving,gentle man Blake Edwards passed away-After being ill from pneumonia on 12/15/10 on that very sad day.The man Blake left his widow his loving wife since 1969-The iconic actress Julie Andrews that made his happiness complete and divine.Left a legacy for five children,7 grand-children and 2 great-grand children as well-Had a lifetime devotion being a husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather-he was swell.By this grieving family one does really understand-Since Blake Edwards brought joy to them as such a loving man.Joy and laughter to the world he did bring-As he made the world a better place for others by imagination with everything.Director Blake Edwards was active in both the television and movie industry-From the years of iconic movie era of the 1950’s to era of the 1990’s.His forte by comedies being the most popular were 8 Pink Panther movies we’ve remembered thus-As well as Breakfast at Tiffany’s and the movie 10 he entertained all of us.There were others as well and the alcohol-themed melodrama that was one notable exception-That was excellent as well under Director Edwards’ superb direction.His iconic actress wife starred Darling Lilli,Victor/Victoria, S.O.B and the movie 10-What wonderful films those where when I saw them back when!All of his children appeared in his movies under his direction-But there was one child that didn’t being the only exception.In a personal illness struggle for 15 years in the 1970’s-Edwards documented it I Remember Me dealt with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome the world still sees.An Honorary Academy Award received proudly during the 2004 year-Was presented to him for his 50 years achievement span by his long entertainment career.So sleep in peaceful sleep dear gentle man-Entertaining God and his many angels in heaven as only you can.
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Oh how very sad for Julie Andrews. My heart goes out to her. God bless her.
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