Howard W Koch

Producer, Executive, Director
Veteran Hollywood producer who began his career as an assistant cutter at 20th Century-Fox. Koch began turning out films in the 1950s, acted as a producer for Frank Sinatra Enterprises from 1961 to 1964 and has enjoyed ... Read more »
Born: 04/10/1916 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Producer (29)

The President's Analyst 2008 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Ghost 1990 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Crossings 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Producer

Hollywood Wives 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Producer

Telly... Who Loves Ya, Baby? 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Producer

The 48th Annual Academy Awards Presentation 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Producer

Once Is Not Enough 1975 (Movie)

(Producer)

Magnavox Presents Frank Sinatra 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Producer

Badge 373 1972 (Movie)

(Producer)

Last of the Red Hot Lovers 1972 (Movie)

(Producer)

Plaza Suite 1971 (Movie)

(Producer)

A New Leaf 1970 (Movie)

(Producer)

On a Clear Day You Can See Forever 1970 (Movie)

(Producer)

Star Spangled Girl 1970 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Odd Couple 1968 (Movie)

(Producer)

None But the Brave 1965 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Robin and the Seven Hoods 1964 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Come Blow Your Horn 1963 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Four For Texas 1962 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Manchurian Candidate 1962 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Sergeants 3 1961 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Black Sleep 1956 (Movie)

(Producer)

Desert Sands 1955 (Movie)

(Producer)

Beachhead 1954 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Yellow Tomahawk 1954 (Movie)

(Producer)

Escape From Bogen County (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Harold Robbins' "The Pirate" (TV Show)

Producer

The Odd Couple: Together Again (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Underground Man (TV Show)

Executive Producer
Director (11)

Badge 373 1972 (Movie)

(Director)

The Untouchables 1959 - 1963 (Tv Show)

Director

Johnny Ringo 1959 - 1960 (Tv Show)

Director

Andy Hardy Comes Home 1958 (Movie)

(Director)

Born Reckless 1958 (Movie)

(Director)

Frankenstein - 1970 1958 (Movie)

(Director)

The Last Mile 1958 (Movie)

(Director)

Violent Road 1958 (Movie)

(Director)

The Girl in Black Stockings 1957 (Movie)

(Director)

Big House, U.S.A. 1955 (Movie)

(Director)

Shield For Murder 1954 (Movie)

(Director)
Actor (3)

American Cinema 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The 62nd Annual Academy Awards 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor
Writer (1)

In Our Time (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Biography

Veteran Hollywood producer who began his career as an assistant cutter at 20th Century-Fox. Koch began turning out films in the 1950s, acted as a producer for Frank Sinatra Enterprises from 1961 to 1964 and has enjoyed a long-term association with Paramount Pictures, where he was vice president in charge of production from 1964 to 1966. Son Howard W. Koch Jr., (born 1945) is also a producer ("Heaven Can Wait" 1978, "Gorky Park" 1983, etc.).

Relationships

Howard W Koch Jr

Son
Born in 1945 changed name in 1995 to Hawk Koch

Melinda Blinken

Daughter
Born in 1939

Ruth Koch

Wife
Married in 1937 died in 2009

William Koch

Grandson

Milestones

1961

Producer for Frank Sinatra Enterprises

1953

Joined Aubrey Schenck Productions

1944

First film as second assistant director, "The Keys of the Kingdom"

Began film career in Universal's contracts department, in NYC; then in 20th Century-Fox's film library

National Board, Directors Guild of America

TV producing debut, "Miami Undercover" series

Worked as assistant cutter for 20th Century-Fox

Worked as freelance 2nd unit director

Assistant director at Fox, Eagle Lion, MGM

Vice president in charge of production, Paramount Pictures

President, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Bonus Trivia

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"I have been in the motion picture industry for 56 years. I've produced and directed many, many films, and at one time I was president of Paramount Pictures. I've had the most wonderful career in the motion picture industry. There is not much I haven't done, I never look back. I love what I'm doing today and I hope I can continue to do it for many years to come. I believe with all my heart that you can't make a great movie unless there are strong relationships between the producer, the diredtor, writer, cast, and crew down to the third A.D."--Howard W. Koch (quoted in Eastman Motion Picture Films ad, VARIETY, March 16, 1992)

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