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Alfred Joseph Hitchcock
Leytonstone, London, England
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Director; producer; writer; actor
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Alfred Hitchcock Fast Facts:
Developed a lifelong fear of police when he was a young child and his father sent him to the police station; the police chief locked him in a cell for a few minutes, saying, "This is what we do to naughty boys."
Began his movie career in 1919, illustrating title cards for silent films in London.
Made a cameo appearance in almost all of his movies, starting with
Directed the first British sound film, the 1929 thriller
His wife was a film editor and screenwriter who collaborated with him on many of his movies.
Often stated that his favorite of his own films was
Shadow of a Doubt
Considered one of the greatest directors of all time, but never won a competitive Oscar; when he received the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award at the 1967 Oscars, his acceptance speech was simply, "Thank you."
Was granted a knighthood by Queen Elizabeth in 1980, shortly before his death.
In 2008, four of his movies were named in AFI's Top 10 Mystery Films of all time:
Dial M for Murder
North by Northwest
(No. 3) and
Appeared on a commemorative U.S. postage stamp in 2009.
Alfred Hitchcock Relationships:
Alma Reville - Wife
Patricia Hitchcock - Daughter
William Hitchcock - Father
Emma Hitchcock - Mother
Alfred Hitchcock Awards:
1954 Oscar: Best Achievement in Directing - Nominee
1956 Emmy: Best Director-Film Series - Nominee
1957 Emmy: Best Male Personality - Continuing Performance - Nominee
1972 Golden Globe: Cecil B. DeMille Award - Winner
1973 Golden Globe: Best Director - Motion Picture - Nominee
1960 Oscar: Best Achievement in Directing - Nominee
1944 Oscar: Best Achievement in Directing - Nominee
1967 Oscar: Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award - Winner
1958 Golden Globe: Television Achievement - Winner
1956 Emmy: Best M.C. or Program Host - Male or Female - Nominee
1959 Emmy: Best Direction of a Single Program of a Dramatic Series-Under One Hour - Nominee
1940 Oscar: Best Achievement in Directing - Nominee
1945 Oscar: Best Achievement in Directing - Nominee
School of Engineering and Navigation, London, England; University of London, London, England
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