Alfred Hitchcock

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Date of Birth August 13, 1899
Place of Birth London, England
Date of Death Apr 29, 1980 (80)
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Alfred Hitchcock

Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock was an English film director and producer. He is one of the most influential and extensively studied filmmakers in the history of cinema. Known as "the Master of Suspense", he directed over 50 feature films in a career spanning six decades, becoming as well known as any of his actors thanks to his many interviews, his cameo roles in most of his films, and his hosting and producing of the television anthology Alfred Hitchcock Presents. His films garnered a total of 46 Oscar nominations and six wins. Born in Leytonstone, Essex, Hitchcock entered the film industry in 1919 as a title card designer after training as a technical clerk and copy writer for a telegraph-cable company. He made his directorial debut with the British-German silent film The Pleasure Garden. His first successful film, The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog, helped to shape the thriller genre, while his 1929 film, Blackmail, was the first British "talkie".

Born: Alfred Joseph Hitchcock, August 13, 1899, Leytonstone, Essex, England
Died: April 29, 1980, Bel Air, California, U.S.
Citizenship: British, United States (from 1955)
Education: Salesian College, Battersea
Alma mater: St Ignatius' College, London
Occupation: Film director, film producer, actor, screenwriter, film editor, art director
Years active: 1919–1980
Children: Patricia Hitchcock
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About Alfred Hitchcock

Iconic director known as The Master of Suspense for his classic films such as Psycho, Rear Window, North by Northwest, Vertigo, Dial M for Murder, and The Birds. One of the most influential filmmakers of all time, he directed over 50 feature films, and his work continues to circulate through film circles and classic movie channels.

Before Fame

When he was about five years old, his father sent him to the police station to be locked up for five minutes for behaving poorly, hence his lifelong fear of the police.

Achievement

Known for his brief cameos, he made an appearance in every one of his films.

Family Life

He married Alma Reville on December 2, 1926, and the couple had a daughter named Patricia.

Associations

He directed Grace Kelly in the classic 1954 mystery Rear Window.

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