Howard Dietz (September 8, 1896 - July 30, 1983) was an Jewish-American lyric writer and librettist. He was born in New York City and studied journalism at Columbia University. He began a long association with Arthur Schwartz when they teamed up for the Broadway revue The Little Show in 1929. Dietz served in the US Navy in World War 2. He died in New York City of Parkinson's Disease.