Joanne Koch, Influential Film Society of Lincoln Center Executive, Dies at 92

Joanne Koch is the longtime executive director of the Film Society of Lincoln Center.

She helped shape the culture of cinema in New York and around the world, has died.

Koch was 92 and died Tuesday in New York

Koch worked at the home of the prestigious New York Film Festival from 1971-2003.

She also served as publisher of the society’s Film Comment magazine and co-produced 19 Chaplin Award galas.

Her stretch began with Fred Astaire in 1973 and ended with Audrey Hepburn in 1991.

Her first husband was Oscar Godbout, who became the “Wood, Field and Stream” columnist at The New York Times.

Survivors include her daughter, Andrea; stepsons Chapin, Jeremy and Stephen; and two grandsons

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