Turner Classic Movies to Pay Tribute to Filmmaker Blake Edwards Monday, Dec. 27

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December 17th, 2010

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Turner Classic Movies to Pay Tribute to Filmmaker Blake Edwards Monday, Dec. 27

Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will feature a night of five memorable films by legendary director Blake Edwards on Monday, Dec. 27.  Edwards died Thursday at age 88.

“From Operation Petticoat to the wonderful Victor/Victoria, Blake Edwards made watching movies a consistently entertaining and enjoyable experience,” said TCM primetime host and film historian Robert Osborne.  “But he could also emotionally Touch you with a dramatic story such as Days of Wine and Roses or a romantic tale like Breakfast at Tiffany’s.  We’re very proud at TCM to pay tribute to this extremely versatile filmmaker.”

The following is a complete schedule for TCM’s Dec. 27 tribute to Edwards (all times shown are Eastern):

8 p.m.      Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961) – starring Audrey Hepburn, George Peppard, Patricia Neal, Buddy Ebsen and Mickey Rooney.

10 p.m.      Days of Wine and Roses (1962) – starring Jack Lemmon and Lee Remick.

Midnight      The Pink Panther (1964) – starring Peter Sellers, David Niven, Robert Wagner, Capucine and Claudia Cardinale.

2 a.m.      Victor/Victoria (1982) – starring Julie Andrews, Robert Preston, James Garner and Lesley-Ann Warren.

4:30 a.m.      Operation Petticoat (1959) – starring Cary Grant, Tony Curtis and Dina Merrill.

About Turner Classic Movies (TCM)
Turner Classic Movies is a Peabody Award-winning network that presents great films, uncut and commercial-free, from the largest film libraries in the world.  Currently seen in more than 85 million homes, TCM features the insights of veteran primetime host Robert Osborne and weekend daytime host Ben Mankiewicz, plus interviews with a wide range of special guests.  As the foremost authority in classic films, TCM offers critically acclaimed original documentaries and specials, along with regular programming events that include The Essentials, 31 Days of Oscar and Summer Under the Stars.  TCM also stages special events and screenings, such as the TCM Classic Film Festival in Hollywood; produces a wide range of media about classic film, including books and DVDs; and hosts a wealth of materials at its Web site, www.tcm.com <http://www.tcm.com/> .  TCM is part of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company.

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news, entertainment, animation and young adult media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.

 
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