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 Thorne Smith

Thorne Smith

Birth
Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, USA
Death 21 Jun 1934 (aged 42)
Sarasota, Sarasota County, Florida, USA
Burial Maspeth, Queens County, New York, USA
Plot Section M, Plot 5830
Memorial ID 10338435 · View Source
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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".

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  • Originally Created by: Bobb Edwards
  • Added: 17 Jan 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10338435
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Thorne Smith (27 Mar 1892–21 Jun 1934), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10338435, citing Mount Olivet Cemetery, Maspeth, Queens County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .