Howard Ashman, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Howard Ashman

American playwright and lyricist

Date of Birth: 17-May-1950

Place of Birth: Baltimore, Maryland, United States

Date of Death: 14-Mar-1991

Profession: screenwriter, composer, songwriter, lyricist, film score composer, film producer, theater director

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Taurus

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About Howard Ashman

  • Howard Elliott Ashman (May 17, 1950 – March 14, 1991) was an American playwright and lyricist.
  • He collaborated with Alan Menken on several works and is most widely known for several animated feature films for Disney, for which Ashman wrote the lyrics and Menken composed the music.
  • Ashman and Menken began their collaboration with the musical God Bless You, Mr.
  • Rosewater (1979), for which Ashman directed and wrote both book and lyrics.
  • Their next musical, Little Shop of Horrors (1982) for which Ashman again directed and wrote both book and lyrics, became a long-running success and led to a 1986 feature film.
  • The partnership's first Disney film was The Little Mermaid (1989), followed by Beauty and the Beast (1991).
  • After his death, some of Ashman's songs were included in another Disney film, Aladdin (1992).

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