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Thorne Smith (1892–1934)

The 1926 publication of "Topper" brought writer Thorne Smith immediate acclaim. A sophisticated spoof of middle-class manners and morals, it chronicles the madcap adventures of Cosmo Topper, a mild-mannered bank executive who is rescued from his drab "summer of suburban Sundays" by fun-loving ghosts George and Marion Kerby. A sequel, "Topper Takes... See full bio »

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(age 42) in Sarasota, Florida, USA

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Topper
Topper Writer
(1953-1955)
Topper
Topper Writer
(1937)
I Married a Witch
(1942)
Topper Returns
(1941)

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 1979 Topper (TV Movie) (novel "Topper")
 1979 Turnabout (TV Series) (novel "Turnabout" - 6 episodes)
- Crass Reunion (1979) ... (novel "Turnabout")
- Till Dad Do Us Part (1979) ... (novel "Turnabout")
- Cry Me a Touchdown (1979) ... (novel "Turnabout")
- We're a Little Late, Folks (1979) ... (novel "Turnabout")
- Penny's Old Boyfriend (1979) ... (novel "Turnabout")
  Topper (TV Series) (novel - 77 episodes, 1953 - 1955) (characters - 1 episode, 1954)
- Topper's Vacation (1955) ... (novel)
- Topper's Other Job (1955) ... (novel)
- Topper's Insurance Scandal (1955) ... (novel)
- Topper's Counterfeiters (1955) ... (novel)
- The Neighbors (1955) ... (novel)
 1942 I Married a Witch (based upon a story: The Passionate Witch)
 1941 Topper Returns (based on: the fictional characters conceived by the late)
 1940 Turnabout (novel "Turnabout")
 1938 Topper Takes a Trip (novel "Topper Takes a Trip")
 1937 Topper (based on the novel by)
 1935 Night Life of the Gods (novel "Night Life of the Gods")
 1933 Menu (Short) (story)
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 1979 Turnabout (TV Series) (based on the novel by)

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Novel: "Topper" (filmed as Topper (1937), Topper (1953), Topper (1979)). See more »

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