Alan Menken

1949 - Today

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Alan Irwin Menken (born July 22, 1949) is an American composer, best known for his scores and songs for films produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios. His scores and songs for The Little Mermaid (1989), Beauty and the Beast (1991), Aladdin (1992), and Pocahontas (1995) have each won him two Academy Awards. He also composed the scores and songs for Little Shop of Horrors (1986), Newsies (1992), The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996), Hercules (1997), Home on the Range (2004), Enchanted (2007), and Tangled (2010), among others. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alan Menken has received more than 2,903,636 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Alan Menken is the 546th most popular musician (down from 367th in 2019), the 2,866th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,944th in 2019) and the 173rd most popular American Musician.

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  • 31

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  • 3.53

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  • 3.78

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Among musicians, Alan Menken ranks 546 out of 2,675Before him are Ewa Demarczyk, Phil Lynott, Sia, David Foster, John Lewis, and Steve Howe. After him are Marty Friedman, Tom Petty, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, The Big Bopper, Roger Hodgson, and Jan Kubelík.

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Among people born in 1949, Alan Menken ranks 140Before him are Walid Jumblatt, Paul Rodgers, Michael W. Young, John Savage, Phil Lynott, and David Foster. After him are Christopher Hitchens, Georges Leekens, Leopoldo Luque, John Toshack, Clodoaldo, and John Wetton.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Alan Menken ranks 2,866 out of 15,968Before him are Denise Richards (1971), Billie Eilish (2001), Robert Davi (1953), John Waters (1946), Edgar Lee Masters (1868), and Judy Chicago (1939). After him are Charles Bachman (1924), Marty Friedman (1962), Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio (1958), Erin Brockovich (1960), Cy Young (1867), and Melissa McCarthy (1970).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Alan Menken ranks 173Before him are Glenn Frey (1948), Tommy Bolin (1951), Ace Frehley (1951), Artie Shaw (1910), Benny Golson (1929), and John Lewis (1920). After him are Marty Friedman (1962), Tom Petty (1950), Sister Rosetta Tharpe (1915), The Big Bopper (1930), Archie Shepp (1937), and Louis Prima (1910).