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Howard Ashman

American playwright and lyricist

Died when: 40 years 301 days (489 months)
Star Sign: Taurus

Howard Elliott Ashman (May 17, 1950 – March 14, 1991) was an American playwright, lyricist and stage director.He collaborated with composer Alan Menken on several works and is most widely known for his work on feature films for Walt Disney Animation Studios, for which Ashman wrote the lyrics and Menken composed the music.

His work included songs for Little Shop of Horrors, The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, and Aladdin.Sir Tim Rice took over to write the rest of the songs after Ashman's death in 1991.


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