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Howard W. Koch (1916–2001)

Getting his start in the movie business in Universal's contract and playdate department in New York City, Howard W. Koch moved on to 20th Century-Fox as a film librarian and then entered production as second assistant director on The Keys of the Kingdom (1944). After many films as assistant director, Koch joined forces with his professional ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 4 Primetime Emmys. Another 3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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The Odd Couple Producer
The Untouchables Director


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 2002 Bobbie's Girl (TV Movie) (executive producer) / (producer)
 1990 Ghost (executive producer - uncredited)
 1986 Crossings (TV Mini-Series) (producer - 3 episodes)
- Episode #1.3 (1986) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.2 (1986) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.1 (1986) ... (producer)
 1985 Beyond Reason (producer)
 1985 Hollywood Wives (TV Mini-Series) (producer - 3 episodes)
- Episode #1.3 (1985) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.2 (1985) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.1 (1985) ... (producer)
 1983 The 55th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (producer)
 1982 Airplane II: The Sequel (producer - produced by)
 1982 Some Kind of Hero (producer)
 1982 The 54th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special documentary) (producer)
 1981 Dragonslayer (executive producer)
 1980 Airplane! (executive producer - uncredited)
 1980 The 52nd Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (producer)
 1978 The Pirate (TV Movie) (producer)
 1978 The 50th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (producer)
 1977 Escape from Bogen County (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1977 The Other Side of Midnight (executive producer)
 1976 The 48th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (producer)
 1975 Once Is Not Enough (producer)
 1975 The 47th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (producer)
 1975 Archer (TV Series) (producer)
 1974 The Underground Man (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1973 Magnavox Presents Frank Sinatra (TV Special documentary) (producer)
 1973 Badge 373 (producer)
 1973 The 45th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (producer)
 1972 Last of the Red Hot Lovers (producer)
 1972 The 44th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (producer)
 1971 Star Spangled Girl (producer)
 1971 Plaza Suite (producer)
 1971 A New Leaf (producer)
 1968 The Odd Couple (producer)
 1967 The President's Analyst (executive producer)
 1965 None But the Brave (executive producer)
 1964 For Those Who Think Young (executive producer)
 1964 Robin and the 7 Hoods (executive producer)
 1963 4 for Texas (executive producer)
 1963 Come Blow Your Horn (executive producer)
 1962 The Manchurian Candidate (executive producer)
 1962 Sergeants 3 (executive producer)
 1961 X-15 (executive producer)
 1961 Miami Undercover (TV Series) (producer - 37 episodes)
- Storm Over Diana (1961) ... (producer)
- Goodbye to Joan (1961) ... (producer)
- School for Girls (1961) ... (producer)
- A Woman's Weapon (1961) ... (producer)
- Tiny Thief Caper (1961) ... (producer)
 1959 Up Periscope (producer - uncredited)
 1958 Macabre (producer - uncredited)
 1957 The Dalton Girls (producer)
 1957 Hell Bound (producer)
 1957 Outlaw's Son (producer)
 1957 Revolt at Fort Laramie (producer)
 1957 War Drums (producer)
 1957 Pharaoh's Curse (producer)
 1957 Voodoo Island (producer)
 1957 Tomahawk Trail (producer)
 1956 Emergency Hospital (producer)
 1956 Hot Cars (producer)
 1956 Rebel in Town (producer)
 1956 The Black Sleep (producer)
 1956 Quincannon, Frontier Scout (producer)
 1956 The Broken Star (producer)
 1956 Ghost Town (producer)
 1956 Crime Against Joe (producer)
 1956 Three Bad Sisters (producer)
 1955 Desert Sands (producer)
 1955 Fort Yuma (producer)
 1954 The Yellow Tomahawk (producer)
 1954 Beachhead (producer)
 1953 War Paint (producer)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Unsold pilot: Produced a comedy pilot called "The Out-of-Towners" which never got past the script stage. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 1 Interview | 1 Article | See more »

Alternate Names:

Howard Koch

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Personal Quote:

[on The Manchurian Candidate (1962), which he produced] UA [distributor United Artists] didn't know what the hell to do with it. The word-of-mouth was good but unfortunately not strong enough . . . that picture took 15 years to get into profit!


With Aubrey Schenck and Edwin F. Zabel, formed Bel-Air Productions in 1953. See more »

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