Jimmy Edwards
British comedian
Jimmy Edwards
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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Quite a few incumbent sheriffs defeated in runoffs - Picayune Item
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In Union County, Jimmy Edwards won the Democratic nomination. Sheriff Tommy Wilhite is on the general election ballot as an independent. However, he has said he probably would not run if one of his current officers got the Democratic nomination
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Charleroi Hall has glorious '11 hall of fame class - Monessen Valley Independent
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If that isn't enough, also going in are Class of '82 multi-sport stars Tim Cunningham and Jimmy Edwards, 1978 grad Robbie Uhlman and soccer star Nicole Bosley Bednarski, a 1996 graduate. "This is a great class," said Charleroi athletic director Bill
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Cyril Ornadel - Telegraph.co.uk
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After the war Ornadel's interest in theatre music blossomed, and he worked as musical director of touring revues and pantomime, and for a stage version of the 1950s radio comedy series Take It From Here, with Jimmy Edwards and Joy Nichols
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Falcons preventative prevent Jimmy Edwards endured "a unimportant procedure ... - KUsports (blog)
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NO DICE, A Novel by Mar Preston - Santa Monica Dispatch
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Spilliger had been putting in extra time to erase his screw up over Jimmy Edwards from the record. He'd continued doing callbacks of neighborhood people they couldn't find until now, and looked hopefully at Mason and the rest of the team before making
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Southwest and Spring Valley Neighborhood News - Las Vegas Review-Journal
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Endurance coaches Jimmy Edwards, Jill Whitaker and Deb Watson lead the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America's (CCFA) half marathon training program, Team Challenge. These certified coaches are set to begin training a local team of runners and
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NO DICE, A Novel by Mar Preston - Santa Monica Dispatch
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Ginger gazed around to see if there were any celebrities worth watching and noticed Jimmy Edwards at the bar. He raised a finger off the rim of his martini glass as a greeting to her and smiled. “Dance with me, babe.” Ramon moved his shoulders
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Cyril Ornadel - The Guardian
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After the second world war, he was a musical director on touring shows, variety performances, pantomimes and the radio comedy Take It from Here, starring Jimmy Edwards and Dick Bentley. Simultaneously, he was beginning his career as a West End musical
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Man rescued from Leeds and Liverpool Canal - Burnley Express
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Mrs Pam Edwards, wife of Padiham firefighter Jimmy Edwards, was walking with her daughters-in-law Melissa Edwards and Chanais Tye when a jogger alerted them to the man in the canal near Shuttleworth link road. It is not known whether the man,
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Group awards 215 scholarships - The Tennessean
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Morgan T. Garrett was awarded the Jimmy Edwards Scholarship to attend the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Rachel C. Grover was awarded the Regina Higdon Scholarship to attend Christ the King School. Daniel C. Huetter was awarded the Regina
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Titchfield garden store steps in to help rebuild Gosport school garden - Portsmouth News
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Back row, from left, Diane Coleman, eight, Kristy Nordkvelle-Combs, nine, Kelsey Mill, nine, Erin Tanner, nine, and Tia Adams, eight, and front row, from left Amy Taylor, 10, Emma Charleston, 10, Jimmy Edwards, eight, and Carra Tanner, seven
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Cadiz Wins First of Tourney - Wheeling News Register
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Couple the offensive chances with the fact that Cadiz received a strong pitching effort from Jimmy Edwards, who worked the route. He allowed just four hits, walked four, hit a batter and fanned six. En route to the victory, Edwards was the beneficiary
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Pupils heartbroken as vandals leave plants strewn around school - Portsmouth News
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UPSET With the vandalised flower display are pupils (back lr) Diane Coleman (8), Tia Adams (8), Kristy Nordkvelle-Combs (9), Emma Charleston (10) and Kelsey Mills (9) with (front lr) Carra Tanner (7), Jimmy Edwards (8), Amy Taylor (10) and Erin Tanner
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Melody Edwards - Paducah Sun
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Survivors include two daughters, Jo Anna Peters and Jennifer Gray, both of Princeton; three brothers, Jimmy Edwards of Marion, Frank Cole of Dycusburg and Joe Cole of Louisville; three sisters, Mary Travis and Dena Sunderland, both of Marion,
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Mosinee Academic All Stars - Wausau Daily Herald
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Jevret Giese: Jimmy Edwards Memorial Hockey Scholarship and 2011 United Steelworkers Local 1381 Scholarship. Samantha Henrickson: Central Wisconsin Storm Hockey Booster Scholarship, Mosinee Administrative Scholarship and NTC William & Caroline Mark
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Law Enforcement Briefs - Jackson Clarion Ledger
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Jimmy Edwards, chief deputy with the Union County Sheriff's Department, said damage at Union Hill is very extensive. Vandals also struck the city cemetery in Booneville, overturning or damaging about three dozen markers. Investigators from the Union
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Jimmy Edwards
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1988
    Age 68
    He lived in Fletching, East Sussex, and died from pneumonia in London in 1988 at the age of 68.
    More Details Hide Details A Brighton & Hove bus is named after him.
  • 1984
    Age 64
    Jimmy Edwards published his autobiography, Six of the Best, in 1984, as a follow-up to Take it From Me.
    More Details Hide Details He was vice-president of the City of Oxford Silver Band, and an accomplished player of tuba and euphonium. He was founder and a lifelong member of the Handlebar Club, in which all the members had such moustaches. He played at Ham Polo Club. Roy Plomley interviewed him for Desert Island Discs on 1 August 1951. Edwards was a lifelong Conservative and in the 1964 general election stood for Paddington North, without success. His candidacy drew wide media attention, much of it derisive, although the local party insisted they had chosen "Jimmy Edwards the man" rather than the comedian. As a result of this failed candidacy he took to introducing himself as "Professor James Edwards, MA, Cantab, Failed MP". He was a devotee of fox hunting at Ringmer, near Lewes. He was rector of Aberdeen University for three years in the 1950s, a university with a history of celebrities and actors as honorary rector.
  • FIFTIES
  • 1979
    Age 59
    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.
    More Details Hide Details The films were not silent but had no dialogue other than grunts. He also appeared in the The Bed Sitting Room (1969) as Nigel, a man who lives in a left luggage compartment after being mistaken for a suitcase. Edwards and Sykes toured UK theatres with their farce Big Bad Mouse which, while scripted, let them ad lib, involve the audience and break the "fourth wall". The show initially had a six-week run at the Palace Theatre, Manchester during which Edwards and Sykes had followed the script, with these performances greeted with universally poor reviews. Sensing that cancellation was imminent Edwards told Sykes that he intended to "have a bit of fun" with the show and for what was expected to be the last week of the run the two stars began to deviate heavily from the script. However the new, more improvised version proved a success with audiences and led to a long run for the show at the Shaftesbury Theatre. Sykes was replaced by Roy Castle in later runs in its three-year residency at the Shaftesbury Theatre in London's West End and in tours of the Middle East and Australia. Edwards also starred in the stage revival of Maid of the Mountains.
  • FORTIES
  • 1966
    Age 46
    In April 1966, he played at the last night of Melbourne's Tivoli Theatre.
    More Details Hide Details His final words closed a tradition of Australian music hall. "I don't relish the distinction of being the man who closed the Tiv. Music hall's dead in Britain. Now this one's dead, there's nowhere to go. I'll either become a character comedian or a pauper."
  • THIRTIES
  • 1958
    Age 38
    In December 1958, Jimmy Edwards played the King in Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella at the London Coliseum with Kenneth Williams, Tommy Steele, Yana and Betty Marsden Bobby Howell was the Musical Director.
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    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.
    More Details Hide Details Edwards starred in The Fossett Saga in 1969 as James Fossett, an ambitious Victorian writer of penny dreadfuls, with Sam Kydd playing Herbert Quince, his unpaid manservant, and June Whitfield playing music-hall singer Millie Goswick. This was shown on Fridays at 8:30pm on LWT; David Freeman was the creator.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1946
    Age 26
    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.
    More Details Hide Details His early variety act, where he first used the name Professor Jimmy Edwards, was described by Roy Hudd as being "a mixture of university lecture, RAF slang, the playing of various loud wind instruments and old-fashioned attack". He later did a season with Tony Hancock, having previously performed in the Cambridge Footlights review. He gained wider exposure as a radio performer in Take It From Here, co-starring Dick Bentley, which first paired his writer Frank Muir with Bentley's script writer, Denis Norden. Also on radio he featured in Jim The Great and My Wildest Dream. He appeared in Whack-O on television, also written by Muir and Norden, and the radio panel game Does the Team Think?, a series which Edwards created. In 1960 a film of Whack-O called Bottoms Up was written by Muir and Norden. On TV he appeared in The Seven Faces of Jim, Six More Faces of Jim, and More Faces of Jim, Make Room for Daddy and Sykes, in Bold As Brass, I Object, John Jorrocks Esq, The Auction Game, Jokers Wild, Sir Yellow, Doctor in the House, Charley's Aunt and Oh! Sir James! (which he also wrote).
  • 1944
    Age 24
    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.
    More Details Hide Details He was a member of the Guinea Pig Club.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1920
    Age 0
    Born on March 23, 1920.
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