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Ward Greene
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Born December 23, 1892
Asheville, North Carolina, U.S.
Died January 22, 1956(1956-01-22) (aged 63)
Havana, Cuba
Pen name Frank Dudley
Jean Greene
Occupation writer, editor, journalist, playwright, publishing executive
Education Sewanee: The University of the South
Notable works Lady and the Tramp
Death in the Deep South
Rip Kirby
Scamp
Spouse Edith Pfeil Greene
Children 1 son (Thomas)

Ward Greene (December 23, 1892 – January 22, 1956) was an American writer, editor, journalist, playwright, and general manager of the comic syndicate King Features Syndicate. He is known for overseeing the works of Alex Raymond and other writers and artists at King Features Syndicate, as well as writing Raymond's Rip Kirby comic strip from 1946 until his death.

Greene wrote the magazine story "Happy Dan, the Cynical Dog" for Cosmopolitan in 1945, and this story was the basis for the 1955 Walt Disney film Lady and the Tramp. Greene also wrote the spinoff comic strip, Scamp, featuring the young son of the Disney dogs, from 1955 to 1956.

Greene also wrote under the pseudonyms Frank Dudley and Jean Greene.

A resident of Westwood, New Jersey, Greene died in Havana, Cuba, of a pulmonary edema brought on by pneumonia while en route to a family vacation in California.

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