Thorne Smith

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Birthday
27, 1892
Birthplace
Maryland
Death Date
Jun 21, 1934 (42)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
27, 1892
Birthplace
Maryland
Death Date
Jun 21, 1934 (42)

About

An American writer of fantasy fiction, he is best known for the Topper novels, which follow the misadventures of banker Cosmo Topper. His other works include Haunts and Bypaths (poems) and The Stray Lamb (novel).

Before Fame

He lived in New York City and worked part-time as an advertising agent. He published his first work, Biltmore Oswald: The Diary of a Hapless Recruit, in 1918.

Trivia

He drank as heavily as his characters did.

Family Life

He was the son of a Navy Commodore. Smith suffered a fatal heart attack while on vacation in Florida in 1934.

Associated With

He appeared in James Thurber's The Years with Russ.