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Howard Koch, veteran producer and director, died February 16. He was 84. His TV credits included
Maverick, which he directed and produced, and The Untouchables. He was a past
president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, as well as the head of production
at Paramount Pictures. He also produced eight Oscar shows. He ran Sinatra Enterprises from 1961, where
he was an executive producer on several features. He also worked as an independent producer on The Odd
Couple and Airplane.