Percy Edwards


Born: Ipswich, Suffolk, England, UK


Percy Edwards, MBE was an English animal impersonator, ornithologist, and entertainer.As a child, Edwards was fascinated by the wildlife he found in his local area, and by the age of 12 was accomplished enough at imitating many of them that this became his party piece.In 1930 he debuted on the BBC radio series Vaudeville, the start of a career that would last the best part of 60 years. During World War II, Edwards worked at Ransomes, Sims & Jefferies in Ipswich.Edwards was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in 1993 for services to ornithology and entertainment.

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