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Thorne Smith

  • Birth 27 Mar 1892 Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, USA
  • Death 21 Jun 1934 Sarasota, Sarasota County, Florida, USA
  • Burial Maspeth, Queens County, New York, USA
  • Plot Section M, Plot 5830
  • Memorial ID 10338435

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 .