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Alfred Hitchcock (I) (1899–1980)


Alfred Hitchcock was the son of East End greengrocer William Hitchcock and his wife, Emma Jane (Whelan). His parents were both of half English and half Irish ancestry. Raised as a strict Catholic and attending Saint Ignatius College, a school run by Jesuits, Hitch had very much of a regular upbringing. His first job outside of the family business ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 5 Oscars. Another 31 wins & 19 nominations. See more awards »

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 1976 Family Plot
 1972 Frenzy
 1969 Topaz
 1966 Torn Curtain
 1964 Marnie
 1963 The Birds
 1960 Psycho
 1958 Vertigo
 1956 The Wrong Man
 1954 Rear Window
 1953 I Confess
 1950 Stage Fright
 1948 Rope
 1946 Notorious
 1945 Spellbound
 1945 Watchtower Over Tomorrow (Documentary short) (uncredited)
 1944 Aventure malgache (Short)
 1944 Bon Voyage (Short)
 1944 The Fighting Generation (Short) (uncredited)
 1944 Lifeboat
 1942 Saboteur
 1941 Suspicion
 1940 Rebecca
 1939 Jamaica Inn
 1936 Sabotage
 1936 Secret Agent
 1935 The 39 Steps
 1932 Number 17
 1931 Mary
 1931 The Skin Game
 1930 Murder!
 1930 An Elastic Affair (Short)
 1930 Elstree Calling (some sketches)
 1929 Sound Test for Blackmail (Short documentary)
 1929 Blackmail
 1929 The Manxman
 1928 Champagne
 1928 Easy Virtue
 1927/I The Ring
 1927 The Lodger
 1923 Always Tell Your Wife (Short) (uncredited)
 1922 Number 13 (unfinished)
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Radio: "Once Upon a Midnight". This was either a proposed 2 part radio play, or a "radio pilot" for a series. Neither a part 2 nor further episodes are known to exist. It was available in record album format in 1987 under the title "Bela Lugosi Meets Alfred Hitchcock" (Radiola, MR-1162), with the Hitchcock episode on side B. Hitchcock... See more »

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26 Biographical Movies | 77 Print Biographies | 5 Portrayals | 2 Interviews | 62 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 15 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


Alternate Names:

Mr. Alfred Hitchcock | Sir Alfred Hitchcock

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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I am a typed director. If I made Cinderella (1937), the audience would immediately be looking for a body in the coach. See more »

Trivia:

Appears on a 44¢ USA commemorative postage stamp, issued 11 August 2009, in the Early TV Memories issue honoring Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955). See more »

Trademark:

In order to create suspense in his films, he would alternate between different shots to extend cinematic time (e.g., the climax of Saboteur (1942), the cropduster sequence in North by Northwest (1959), the shower scene in Psycho (1960), etc.) His driving sequences were also shot in this particular way. They would typically alternate between the character's point of view while driving and a ... See more »

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Star Sign:

Leo

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