Veteran Executive Director of Film Society of Lincoln Center, Joanne Koch, passed away at 92

Joanne Koch is the longtime executive director of the Film Society of Lincoln Center who helped shape the culture of cinema in New York and around the world, has died.

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Longtime executive director Joanne Koch dies at 92

Joanne Koch was the executive director of the Film Society of Lincoln Center and has died. She was 92.

Koch was a prominent person in the culture of cinema in New York and oversaw Film at Lincoln Center, as it is known now, for 32 years.

Joanne Koch Age, Family, Early Life

Joanne Koch was 92 years old at the time of his death. She holds an American nationality and she belongs to white ethnicity.

joanne koch age

Joanne Koch has prohibited the media from knowing specifics about her family, therefore there are no details available.

Joanne Koch Husband, What about her Relationship?

Koch married Richard Koch, MoMA’s in-house counsel and director of administration.

Joanne Koch Career, What was his profession?

Koch, who worked at the home of the famed New York Film Festival from 1971-2003, also served as publisher of the society’s Film Comment magazine and co-produced 19 Chaplin Award galas, which celebrate a great film artist each spring as a significant fundraising event. Her stretch began with Fred Astaire in 1973 and finished with Audrey Hepburn in 1991.

An ardent admirer of cinema, Koch was born in Brooklyn on Oct. 19, 1929. She graduated from Goddard College in Vermont with a degree in political science in 1950, then obtained a job that year as a researcher in the film department at the Museum of Modern Art. She departed MoMA in 1954 to raise a family but returned in 1965 when she became the technical director in charge of its film preservation program.

she supervised the subtitling and dubbing of films in its collection and was part of the legal team involved with the censorship trial of the erotic 1967 Swedish film I Am Curious (Yellow) — Koch joined the Film Society of Lincoln Center in 1971 as a freelancer to program its Movies in the Park series. In 1972, she helped start the annual New Directors/New Films springtime event and assisted in Charlie Chaplin’s return to the U.S. after years in exile.

Koch got a Chevalier of Arts & Letters title from the French Ministry of Culture in 1984 and was made an Officer of Arts and Letters by the French National Center of Cinematography in 2000. In 2012, she co-edited with Laura Kem and Richard Peña “New York Film Festival Gold,” a magazine that commemorated the 50th anniversary of the New York Film Festival. The longtime Greenwich Village resident was the Film at Lincoln Center’s emeritus executive director at the time of her death.

How much is Joanne Koch Net Worth?

The financial situation of Joanne Koch is unknown. However, we think she must have a respectable income from her work.      

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Which school and college did She go to?

The name of the school Joanne Koch attended and the topic she studied, however, is unknown.

Is She available on any kind of social media platform?

We did a quick search for the social media presence of Joanne Koch but weren’t able to find her on any social media platforms.

Physical Appearance of Joanne Koch’s Height, Weight

HeightNot Available
Hair ColorBlack and white
Eye colorBlack
WeightNot Available
Body typeFit
Sexual orientationStraight

Interesting facts about Joanne Koch’s should be knows

Zodiac signNot Available
Relationship StatusMarried