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Alan Menken

Disney Composer Alan Menken
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Profession: Disney Composer

United States of America

Biography: Best known for his scores for films produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios.

His scores for The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, and Pocahontas have each won him two Academy Awards.

Born: July 22, 1949
Birthplace: New Rochelle, New York, USA
Age: 72 years old

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Cancer

Historical Events

  • 1982-07-27 Alan Menken and Howard Ashman's musical "Little Shop of Horrors" opens Off-Broadway at the Orpheum Theatre in NYC
  • 2010-11-10 Alan Menken, famous Disney composer, receives the 2,442nd star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

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