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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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Nominated for 5 Oscars. Another 28 wins & 27 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Psycho
Psycho Man Outside Real Estate Office
(1960)
Vertigo
Vertigo Man Walking Past Elster's Office
(1958)
Rear Window
Rear Window Songwriter's Clock-winder
(1954)
North by Northwest
North by Northwest Man Who Misses Bus
(1959)

Filmography

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 1976 Family Plot
Silhouette at Office of Vital Statistics (uncredited)
 1972 Frenzy
Spectator at Opening Rally (uncredited)
 1969 Topaz
Man in Wheelchair at Airport (uncredited)
 1966 Torn Curtain
Man in Hotel Lobby with Baby (uncredited)
 1962-1965 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series)
Alfred Hitchcock - Host
- Off Season (1965) ... Alfred Hitchcock - Host
- Night Fever (1965) ... Alfred Hitchcock - Host
- The Second Wife (1965) ... Alfred Hitchcock - Host
- The Monkey's Paw--A Retelling (1965) ... Alfred Hitchcock - Host
- The World's Oldest Motive (1965) ... Alfred Hitchcock - Host
 1964 Marnie
Man Leaving Hotel Room (uncredited)
 1963 The Birds
Man Walking Dogs Out of Pet Shop (uncredited)
 1960 Psycho
Man Outside Real Estate Office (uncredited)
 1959 North by Northwest
Man Who Misses Bus (uncredited)
 1958 Vertigo
Man Walking Past Elster's Office (uncredited)
 1956 The Wrong Man
Prologue Narrator (uncredited)
 1954-1956 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Lux Video Theatre Intermission Guest / Lux Video Theatre Guest
- The Night of January Sixteenth (1956) ... Lux Video Theatre Intermission Guest
- To Each His Own (1954) ... Lux Video Theatre Guest
 1956 The Man Who Knew Too Much
Man in Morocco Marketplace (uncredited)
 1955 The Trouble with Harry
Man Walking Past Sam's Outdoor Exhibition (uncredited)
 1955 To Catch a Thief
Man Sitting Next to John Robie on Bus (uncredited)
 1954 Rear Window
Songwriter's Clock-winder (uncredited)
 1953 I Confess
Man Crossing the Top of Long Staircase (uncredited)
 1951 Strangers on a Train
Man Boarding Train Carrying a Double Bass (uncredited)
 1950 Stage Fright
Man Staring at Eve on Street (uncredited)
 1949 Under Capricorn
Man at Governor's Reception (uncredited)
 1948 Rope
Man Walking in Street After Opening Credits (uncredited)
 1947 The Paradine Case
Man Carrying Cello Case (uncredited)
 1946 Notorious
Man Drinking Champagne at Party (uncredited)
 1945 Spellbound
Man Leaving Elevator (uncredited)
 1943 Shadow of a Doubt
Man on Train Playing Cards (uncredited)
 1942 Saboteur
Man in Front of NY Drugstore (uncredited)
 1941 Suspicion
Man Mailing Letter (uncredited)
 1941 Mr. & Mrs. Smith
Man Passing David Smith on Street (uncredited)
 1940 Foreign Correspondent
Man with Newspaper on Street (uncredited)
 1940 Rebecca
Man Outside Phone Booth (uncredited)
 1938 The Lady Vanishes
Man in London Railway Station (uncredited)
 1937 The Girl Was Young
Photographer Outside Courthouse (uncredited)
 1936 Sabotage
Man Walking Past The Cinema as the Light is Renewed (uncredited)
 1935 The 39 Steps
Passerby Near the Bus (uncredited)
 1934 The Man Who Knew Too Much
Man in the Raincoat Passing The Bus (uncredited)
 1930 Murder!
Man on Street (uncredited)
 1929 Blackmail
Man on Subway (uncredited)
 1928 Easy Virtue
Man with Stick Near Tennis Court (uncredited)
 1927/I The Ring
Man-Dipping Attraction Worker (uncredited)
 1927 The Lodger
Extra in Newspaper Office (uncredited)
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(c. 1950s) Lent his name and character to a series of adolescent books called "Alfred Hitchcock and the Three Investigators". The premise was that main character Jupiter Jones won the use of Hitchcock's limousine. Hitchcock also often wrote forewords to this series of books. See more »

Publicity Listings:

27 Biographical Movies | 83 Print Biographies | 10 Portrayals | 2 Interviews | 72 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 17 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


Alternate Names:

Mr. Alfred Hitchcock | Sir Alfred Hitchcock

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Personal Quote:

[to an interviewer on why he does not make comedies] But every film I made IS a comedy! See more »

Trivia:

Though he was Oscar-nominated five times as best director, DGA-nominated six times as best director, and received three nominations from Cannes, he never won in any of these competitive categories, a fact that surprises fans and film critics to this day. See more »

Trademark:

[Bathrooms] Often a plot device, a hiding place or a place where lovemaking is prepared for. Hitchcock also frequently used the letters "BM", which stand for "Bowel Movement". See more »

Nickname:

Hitch See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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