Jimmy Edwards

Born Mar 23, 1920

Jimmy Edwards DFC was an English comedic script writer and comedy actor on both radio and television, best known as Pa Glum in Take It From Here and as the headmaster "Professor" James Edwards in Whack-O!

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1920 Birth Born on March 23, 1920.


1944 24 Years Old His Dakota was shot down at Arnhem in 1944, resulting in facial injuries requiring plastic surgery - he disguised the traces with the huge handlebar moustache that became his trademark. … Read More
1946 26 Years Old Edwards was a feature of London theatre in post-war years, debuting at London's Windmill Theatre in 1946 and on BBC radio the same year. … Read More


1958 38 Years Old 1 More Event
He was the subject of This Is Your Life in 1958 when he was surprised by Eamonn Andrews at the BBC's Piccadilly 1 Studio. … Read More


1966 46 Years Old In April 1966, he played at the last night of Melbourne's Tivoli Theatre. … Read More


1979 59 Years Old Edwards frequently worked with Eric Sykes, acting in short films that Sykes wrote: The Plank (1967), which also starred Tommy Cooper; alongside Arthur Lowe and Ronnie Barker in the remake of The Plank in 1979; and in Rhubarb (1969), which again featured Sykes. … Read More


1984 64 Years Old Jimmy Edwards published his autobiography, Six of the Best, in 1984, as a follow-up to Take it From Me. … Read More
1988 68 Years Old …  He lived in Fletching, East Sussex, and died from pneumonia in London in 1988 at the age of 68. … Read More
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