Howard Ashman ( May 17, 1950 Baltimore, Maryland - March 14, 1991 Los Angeles,California ) was an American playwright and movie music lyricist. Ashman first studied at Boston University and Goddard College (with a stop at Tufts University's Summer Theater) and then went on to achieve his master's degree from Indiana University in 1974. He collaborated with Alan Menken on several films, notably animated features for Disney, Ashman writing the lyrics and Menken composing the scores.
Ashman, born Howard Elliott Gershman, first… read more
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