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Alfred Hitchcock (I) (1899–1980)

Alfred Joseph Hitchcock was born in Leytonstone, Essex, England. He was the son of Emma Jane (Whelan; 1863 - 1942) and East End greengrocer William Hitchcock (1862 - 1914). His parents were both of half English and half Irish ancestry. He had two older siblings, William Hitchcock (born 1890) and Eileen Hitchcock (born 1892). Raised as a strict ... See full bio »

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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
 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 Elstree Calling (some sketches)
 1929 Blackmail
 1929 The Manxman
 1928 Champagne
 1928 Easy Virtue
 1927/I The Ring
 1927 The Lodger
 1922 Number 13 (unfinished)
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Was the castaway on BBC Radio's "Desert Island Discs" show. His luxury item was a continental railway timetable, his chosen book was Mrs Beeton's "Household Management" and his selected record was Richard Wagner's "Siegfried's Horn-call" (from the opera "The Ring of the Nibelung"). See more »

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26 Biographical Movies | 82 Print Biographies | 10 Portrayals | 2 Interviews | 64 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 15 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Mr. Alfred Hitchcock | Sir Alfred Hitchcock


5' 7" (1.7 m)

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[A portion of his AFI Lifetime Achievement Award acceptance speech] Had the beautiful Ms. Reville [his wife Alma Reville] not accepted a lifetime contract without options as Mrs. Alfred Hitchcock some 53 years ago, Mr. Alfred Hitchcock might be in this room tonight, not at this table but as one of the slower waiters on the floor. See more »


He suggested some improvements to a scene in Gone with the Wind (1939) but the shots integrating his improvements were not used. See more »


Inspired the adjective "Hitchcockian" for suspense thrillers See more »


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