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James Everett "Professor Backwards" Edmondson, Sr
Birth: Jun. 10, 1910
Atlanta
Fulton County
Georgia, USA
Death: Jan. 29, 1976
College Park
Fulton County
Georgia, USA

Entertainer, Comedian. Known as Professor Backwards, he had the uncanny ability to spell words and pronounce them backwards. He could write the words backwards, upside down and in ways that amazed audiences around the world. He performed standup comedy for over two decades, to include appearances on numerous television shows of the 1950's through early 1970's such as The Ed Sullivan Show, The Tonight Show, The Merv Griffin Show, The Dean Martin Show, and The Mike Douglas Show, where he appeared more than any other guest. He is buried in Chapel Hills Memory Gardens.

James's Father was Homer Willard Edmondson (1873-1948) and his Mother was Mary Jane Johnson (1873-1950)



 
 
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  Mary Edna Stover (1925 - 2000)
 
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"Professor Backwards"
 
Burial:
Chapel Hills Memory Gardens
Jacksonville
Duval County
Florida, USA
 
Created by: Johnny
Record added: Apr 16, 2012
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- Linda Davis
 Added: Aug. 17, 2014
I remember Prof. Backwards quite well -- he was amazing! R.I.P., sir.
- McClarty Lass
 Added: Jul. 29, 2014

- Lulabell
 Added: Jul. 29, 2014
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