“Forgotten Hollywood”- Good Evening and Godspeed…

Posted on August 9, 2021 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

“`Pat Hitchcock was an actress and the only child of Alfred Hitchcock and Alma Reville. She had small roles in several of his films. Her guest-starring appearances on Alfred Hitchcock Presents were legendary.

“`As a child, Pat realized she wanted to be an actress. In the early 1940s, she began acting on the stage and doing summer stock. Her dad helped her gain a role in the Broadway production of Solitaire.  Pat also played the title role in the Broadway play, Violet. After graduating from Marymount High School in Los Angeles, she attended Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London and also appeared on the British stage.

“`In 1949, her folks arrived in London to make Stage Fright,  Hitchcock’s first English-made feature since emigrating to Hollywood. Because she resembled Jane Wyman, her father asked if she would double for the actress. Pat jumped at the opportunity. She was assigned a part in the production, as well.


“`Other Hitch films she was featured in… Strangers on a Train and Psycho. She also had parts in The Mudlark and The Ten Commandments. On her daddy’s television anthology program, she made ten appearances. Pat worked on a few others, including Playhouse 90, which was live, directed by John Frankenheimer. Acting for her pop, however, remained the high point of her acting career.

“`For several decades, Pat became the family representative on the staff of Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine. She supplied family photos and wrote the foreword of the book, Footsteps in the Fog:  Alfred Hitchcock’s San Francisco by Jeff Kraft and Aaron Leventhal.  In 2003, she published Alma Hitchcock:  The Woman Behind the Man, co-written with Laurent Bouzereau.

“`The adorable Pat Hitchcock was ninety-three.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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