Howard Ashman

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Birthday
17, 1950
Birthplace
Baltimore, MD
Death Date
Mar 14, 1991 (40)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
17, 1950
Birthplace
Baltimore, MD
Death Date
Mar 14, 1991 (40)

About

Playwright and lyricist for such Disney films as Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin, usually with Alan Menken.

Before Fame

He worked as an artistic director for a theatre in New York. He first collaborated with Menken on God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater in 1979.

Trivia

He was named a Disney Legend in 2001. His first assignment with the company was on Oliver & Company from 1988.

Family Life

He won an Academy Award and a Golden Globe for his work on Aladdin in 1992, which was accepted by his life partner Bill Lauch after Ashman's passing in 1991.

Associated With

He and Menken also collaborated on the 1982 musical Little Shop of Horrors, which was based on The Little Shop of Horrors from 1960, a low-budget movie directed by Roger Corman.