Blake Edwards, the writer and director whose films included "Breakfast at Tiffany's," "The Pink Panther," "10," and "Victor/Victoria," died last night at age 88 from complications of pneumonia. The NY Times calls him a "master of screwball farces and rude comedies" in its obituary, which also mentions that was he was a lifelong depressive and mentions a humorous anecdote about why he thought Julie Andrews, before he met and eventually married her, was so successful ("She has lilacs for pubic hair").

His career had hits and misses, but a recent success was the 1995 Broadway staging of "Victor/Victoria," which had earned him an Oscar nomination for the screenplay. The Broadway musical also helped cement a certain mayor's reputation as a scary drag queen.

A few clips from Edwards' work—here's his filmography from IMDB: