Disney Plus' documentary on Howard Ashman, the famed lyricist who died of AIDS, doesn't try to search through the generation of talent lost to the disease, but it does illuminate one life and the work done therein
The new documentary "Howard" tracks the life of lyricist Howard Ashman — from a theater-obsessed kid, to his musical highs and lows, and to his untimely death.
In 1991, playwright and lyricist Howard Ashman lost his life to AIDS. At the Oscars the following year, when he and Alan Menken won Original Song for "Beauty and the Beast,” Howard's partner Bill Lauch honored his memory. #WorldAIDSDay