Documentary filmmaker Bette Jane Cohen dead

Los Angeles, Oct 21 (IANS) Filmmaker Bette Jane Cohen, who made the documentary “The Spirit in Architecture: John Lautner”, has died after a long illness.

She passed away on Wednesday, reports

The 1990 documentary captured the onscreen interviews with the celebrated Los Angeles architect Lautner and helped bring his work to the attention of the public, eventually leading to Los Angeles County Museum of Art acquiring his Sheats/Goldstein house. Cohen had recently completed a 25th anniversary update to the documentary.

She was recently working on a documentary about the Swiss architect Albert Frey.

Cohen also worked in the film editing department on films including “Meteor”, “Lady in White”, “The Incredible Shrinking Woman” and “Under the Cherry Moon”.

She is survived by her husband Steven Zeitzew, son Jacob, parents, sisters and brothers.