Howard Ashman  American Composer

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Howard Ashman passed away on 14th Mar 1991 aged 40.


American Composer Howard Ashman was born on 17th May, 1950 (Taurus) in Baltimore, Maryland, United States and passed away on 14th Mar 1991 New York City aged 40. He is most remembered for Little Shop of Horrors, The Little Mermaid.

Howard Ashman is a member of the following lists: Best Original Song Academy Award winning songwriters, Male dramatists and playwrights and LGBT songwriters.


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    Howard Elliott Ashman (May 17, 1950 – March 14, 1991) was an American playwright and lyricist. He collaborated with Alan Menken on several films, notably animated features for Disney, Ashman writing the lyrics and Menken composing the music....

    First Name Howard
    Middle Name Elliot
    Last Name Ashman
    Age 40 (age at death) years
    Birthday 17th May, 1950
    Birthplace Baltimore, Maryland, United States
    Died 14th March, 1991
    Place of Death New York City
    Cause of Death Aids
    Zodiac Sign Taurus
    Sexuality Gay
    Religion Jewish
    Nationality American
    Occupation Text Lyricist, Librettist, Musician
    Occupation Composer
    Claim to Fame Little Shop of Horrors, The Little Mermaid
    Year(s) Active 1979–1991
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