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Thorne Smith
Birth: Mar. 27, 1892
Anne Arundel County
Maryland, USA
Death: Jun. 21, 1934
Sarasota County
Florida, USA

Author. He was known for his lighthearted fantasy novels, the most successful of which was "Topper" (1926), about a mild-mannered bank executive who is rescued from a drab existence by two fun-loving ghosts. The book spawned a sequel, "Topper Takes a Trip" (1932), and was made into a classic 1937 film starring Cary Grant and Constance Bennett; Leo G. Carroll played Topper in a popular 1950's tv series. The son of a naval officer, Smith was born in Annapolis, Maryland, and served in the Navy during World War I. He died of a heart attack at 42, leaving a novel, "The Passionate Witch", unfinished. Published in 1941, it was filmed as "I Married a Witch" (1942) and later inspired the 1960's sitcom "Bewitched". (bio by: Bobb Edwards) 
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  James Thorn Smith (1855 - 1920)
Mount Olivet Cemetery
Queens County
New York, USA
Plot: Section M, Plot 5830
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Bobb Edwards
Record added: Jan 17, 2005
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Thank you for helping make movie magic!! Happy 80th Anniversary Topper
- Kaleigh Jones-Clark
 Added: Jul. 16, 2017

- Janis•E
 Added: Jun. 21, 2017
83 years
- Nancy Forrest
 Added: Jun. 20, 2017
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