Alfred Hitchcock

Alfred Hitchcock

Age
80 (passed away Apr. 29th, 1980)
Birthday
Aug. 13th, 1899
Born in
Leytonstone, London, England, UK
Height
5' 7"

Alfred Hitchcock's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Alfred Hitchcock Presents TV Show
Alfred Hitchcock Presents
The Alfred Hitchcock Hour TV Show
The Alfred Hitchcock Hour
Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955) TV Show
Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955)
 

Main Movie Roles

2006 - Going to Pieces - The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film
1984 - Terror in the Aisles
1976 - Family Plot
1972 - Frenzy
1969 - Topaz
1967 - Mondo Hollywood
1966 - Torn Curtain
1964 - Marnie
1963 - The Birds
1960 - Psycho
1959 - North by Northwest
1958 - Vertigo
1956 - The Wrong Man
1956 - The Man Who Knew Too Much
1955 - To Catch a Thief
1955 - The Trouble with Harry
1954 - Rear Window
1953 - I Confess
1951 - Strangers on a Train
1950 - Stage Fright
1949 - Under Capricorn
1948 - Rope
1947 - The Paradine Case
1946 - Notorious
1945 - Spellbound
1943 - Shadow of a Doubt
1942 - Saboteur
1941 - Suspicion
1941 - Mr. & Mrs. Smith
1940 - Rebecca
1940 - Foreign Correspondent
1938 - The Lady Vanishes
1937 - Young and Innocent
1936 - Sabotage
1935 - The 39 Steps
1934 - The Man Who Knew Too Much
1930 - Murder!
1929 - Blackmail
1928 - Easy Virtue

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Himself
1
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BIOGRAPHY:

Alfred Hitchcock was the son of East End greengrocer William Hitchcock and his wife Emma. 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 was in 1915 as an estimator for the Henley Telegraph and Cable Company. His interest in movies began at around this time, frequently visiting the cinema and reading US trade journals.

In 1920, Hitch learned that Lasky were to open a studio in London and managed to secure a job as a title designer. He designed the titles for all the movies made at the studio for the next two years. In 1923, he got his first chance at directing when the director of Always Tell Your Wife (1923) fell ill and Hitch completed the movie. Impressed by his work, studio chiefs gave him his first directing assignment on Number 13 (1922); however, before it could be finished, the studio closed its British operation. Hitch was then hired by Michael Balcon to work as an assistant director for the company later to be known as Gainsborough Pictures. In reality, Hitch did more than this -- working as a writer, title designer and art director. After several films for the company, Hitch was given the chance to direct a British/German co-production called The Pleasure Garden (1925). Hitchcock's career as a director finally began. Hitchcock went on to become the most widely known and influential director in the history of world cinema with a significant body of work produced over 50 years.


TRIVIA:
  • He was infamous with cast and crews for his "practical jokes." While some inspired laughs, such as suddenly showing up in a dress, most were said to have been more cruel than funny. Usually he found out about somebody's phobias, such as mice or spiders, and in turn sent them a box full of them.
  • Though he was Oscar-nominated 5 times as Best Director, DGA-nominated 6 times as Best Director, and received 3 nominations from Cannes, he has never won in any of these competitive categories, a fact that surprises fans and film critics to this day.
  • He delivered the shortest acceptance speech in Oscar history: while accepting the 'Irving Thalberg' (qv) Memorial Award at the 1967 Oscars, he simply said "Thank you."
  • When finishing a cup of tea while on the set, he would often non-discriminatingly toss the cup and saucer over his shoulder, letting it fall (or break) wherever it may.
  • 'Alma Reville' (qv) and Hitch had one daughter, 'Patricia Hitchcock' (qv), who appeared in several of his movies: _Stage Fright (1950)_ (qv), _Strangers on a Train (1951)_ (qv) and _Psycho (1960)_ (qv)
  • During production of _"Alfred Hitchcock Presents" (1955)_ (qv) he was said to have hid from producer 'Joan Harrison (I)' (qv) every time there was a problem with production. His favorite hiding place was behind the couch in his office.
  • Due to his death in 1980, he never got to see _Psycho II (1983)_ (qv) . It remains unsure as to whether or not he was approached regarding the second movie, or any other "_Psycho (1960)_ (qv) -Expansion" motion picture.
  • After 'Martin Scorsese' (qv) won the Best Director Oscar for _The Departed (2006)_ (qv), Hitchcock became the filmmaker with the most Best Director nominations without a win in that category (5).


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