Ward Greene (1892–1956) 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. He also wrote books such as Death in the Deep South, 1936 (adapted as the film They Won't Forget, in 1937) that, according to reviewer William Rose Benet, "reveals with startling clarity how the law works and how the press works after a particularly horrible and brutal murder." His "Happy Dan, the Cynical Dog" (1945) was the basis for the Disney film Lady and the Tramp released in 1955. Greene also wrote under the pseudonyms Frank Dudley and Jean Greene.