Howard Ashman

1950 - 1991

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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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Howard Ashman has received more than 1,389,694 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Howard Ashman is the 60th most popular producer (down from 54th in 2019), the 8,723rd most popular biography from United States (down from 7,215th in 2019) and the 39th most popular American Producer.

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Among producers, Howard Ashman ranks 60 out of 89Before him are Gary Kurtz, Matt Stone, Brian Grazer, Lorne Michaels, Charles Roven, and Debra Hill. After him are Lauren Shuler Donner, Rick Berman, Mark Ronson, Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Buddy Adler, and Michael Patrick King.

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Among people born in 1950, Howard Ashman ranks 442Before him are Marie Bergman, Awn Al-Khasawneh, Daniel von Bargen, Michael Swanwick, Donald Ramotar, and Debra Hill. After him are Robert Elswit, Jhala Nath Khanal, Marc Millecamps, Gennadi Manakov, Walter Becker, and Takao Kawaguchi. Among people deceased in 1991, Howard Ashman ranks 200Before him are Tennessee Ernie Ford, Meindert DeJong, Eleanor Boardman, Gordon Pirie, Ismat Chughtai, and Doc Pomus. After him are Forrest Towns, Adrian Quist, Grete Mostny, Harriet Bland, John Hoyt, and Roy Welensky.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Howard Ashman ranks 8,723 out of 15,968Before him are George Wendt (1948), Harvey Pekar (1939), Vickie Guerrero (1968), Lukas Haas (1976), George B. Seitz (1888), and Jeremiah S. Black (1810). After him are Anthony Rapp (1971), John Woodruff (1915), Marco Rubio (1971), Jerry Wexler (1917), Miriam A. Ferguson (1875), and Sean Parker (1979).

Among PRODUCERS In United States

Among producers born in United States, Howard Ashman ranks 39Before him are Steven Bochco (1943), Gary Kurtz (1940), Matt Stone (1971), Brian Grazer (1951), Charles Roven (1949), and Debra Hill (1950). After him are Lauren Shuler Donner (1949), Rick Berman (1945), Lorenzo di Bonaventura (1957), Buddy Adler (1906), Michael Patrick King (1954), and Bryan Burk (1968).