Thompson Buchanan (June 21, 1877 - October 15, 1937) was an American writer. While a journalist he began writing novels, and then turned to plays, with 1909's A Woman's Way starring Grace George being his first hit. He began writing for movies in 1916, and also wrote radio sketches.
Buchanan was married twice. First to Katharine Winterbotham from 1915-1927, and then actress Joan Lowell from 1927-1929.
Buchanan died in Louisville, Kentucky on October 15, 1937, suffering a heart attack during a trip to visit family.
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