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Happy Birthday To New Rochelle's Alan Menken

Happy birthday to New Rochelle's Alan Menken. The composer turns 67 today.
Happy birthday to New Rochelle's Alan Menken. The composer turns 67 today. Photo Credit: Sarah Ackerman via Wikipedia

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. -- Happy birthday to New Rochelle's Alan Menken.

Menken, who graduated from New Rochelle High School, turns 67 today.

Alan Menken was born on July 22, 1949.

The composer is best known for scoring films such as "Little Shop of Horrors," "Newsies" and Disney animated films.

Menken also created stage versions of films such as "Sister Act" and "The Hunchback of Notre Dame." His musical theatre adaptation of "Beauty and the Beast" ran on Broadway for 13 years.

He won Academy Awards for Best Original Score and Song for the following Disney animated films: "The Little Mermaid," Aladdin," "Pocahontas" and "Beauty and the Beast."

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