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 James Everett “Professor Backwards” Edmondson, Sr

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James Everett “Professor Backwards” Edmondson, Sr

  • Birth 10 Jun 1910 Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, USA
  • Death 29 Jan 1976 College Park, Fulton County, Georgia, USA
  • Burial Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida, USA
  • Memorial ID 88605121

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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  • Created by: Johnny
  • Added: 16 Apr 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 88605121
  • Michael Harrington
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Everett “Professor Backwards” Edmondson, Sr (10 Jun 1910–29 Jan 1976), Find A Grave Memorial no. 88605121, citing Chapel Hills Memory Gardens, Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida, USA ; Maintained by Johnny (contributor 47728023) .