Herbert Lom, who played the twitching, exasperated Parisian police inspector driven to the edge of madness and beyond by Peter Sellers’s Jacques Clouseau in the “Pink Panther” movie franchise, has died. He was 95.
A racy Jeff Koons sculpture and an assemblage of Jackie Kennedy portraits by Andy Warhol drew tepid bidding last night as Sotheby’s New York saw its lowest tally for an evening contemporary-art auction in two years.
Blake Edwards , the versatile and volatile Hollywood figure who wrote, directed or produced eight “Pink Panther” movies and films such as “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” “Days of Wine and Roses,” “10” and “Victor/Victoria,” has died. He was 88.