Winchel Koch


Winchel Koch Famous memorial

Original Name Howard W. Koch
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Death 16 Feb 2001 (aged 84)
Beverly Hills, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Cremated, Ashes scattered, Specifically: Ashes scattered over Turkey Crossing location (Utah)
Memorial ID 7000692 View Source

Film Producer and Director. Winchel Koch was an American film producer and director in the Hollywood movie industry. Born Howard Winchel Koch, his professional name was “Winchel Koch.” Starting with Universal Studio then moving to 20th Century Fox, his first assistant director movie was “The Key of the Kingdom” in 1944. He was executive producer in "Fort Yuma" in 1955, "The Manchurian Candidate" in 1962, and "The Odd Couple" in 1968. Also he directed films such as "Jungle heat" in 1957 and "Andy Hardy Comes Home" in 1958. He was the director on the 1950's TV series such as “Maverick,” "Cheyenne" and "The Untouchables" and was the head of Paramount Pictures from 1964 to 1966. Given for "outstanding contributions to humanitarian causes,” he was a recipient of the coveted Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award at the 1990 Oscars. He died from Alzheimer's Disease, was cremated in Los Angeles, and his ashes was scattered in Turkey Crossing over Utah. He is often confused with screenwriter Howard Koch and his son, a producer, Howard Winchel “Hawk” Koch, Jr.

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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni
  • Added: 9 Dec 2002
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 7000692
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Winchel Koch (11 Apr 1916–16 Feb 2001), Find a Grave Memorial ID 7000692, ; Maintained by Find a Grave Cremated, Ashes scattered, who reports a Ashes scattered over Turkey Crossing location (Utah).