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Full Name: Howard Ashman
(1950-1991) Lyricist, librettist. Howard Ashman lived and died in Manhattan. He collaborated with Alan Menken on several films, notably animated features for Disney; Ashman writing the lyrics and Menken composing the scores. Ashman was the lyricist for Disney films such as "The Little Mermaid" (1989), "Beauty and the Beast" (1991), and "Aladdin" (1992). Along with Menken, Ashman was the co-recipient of two Grammy Awards, two Golden Globes and two Oscars. His second Academy Award in 1992 was awarded posthumuously for Best Song and was accepted by his partner, Bill Lauch. It was the first Academy Award given posthumously to someone who had died of AIDS.
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1991 New York County
Howard Ashman lived and died in Manhattan, New York. 
1950 (Unknown) County
Howard Ashman was born in Baltimore, Maryland in 1950. 
1989 (Unknown) County
The Little Mermaid
Ashman was lyricist for "The Little Mermaid." 
1991 (Unknown) County
Beauty and the Beast
Ashman was lyricist for "Beauty and the Beast." 
1992 (Unknown) County
Ashman was lyricist for "Aladdin." 
1982 (Unknown) County
Little Shop of Horrors
Ashman was lyricist. 

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