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Patricia Hitchcock, actress and only daughter of Alfred Hitchcock, has died at 93

The actress died on August 9 in Thousand Oaks, California.

Patricia “Pat” Hitchcock died on August 9 at the age of 93, reports the American media Variety . American actress, she was the only daughter of director Alfred Hitchcock. 

Pat Hitchcock’s daughter Katie O’Connell-Fiala confirmed her death to  Variety . After her parents moved to Los Angeles in 1939, Pat Hitchcock decided to become an actress at age 10. She started her career on Broadway in Violet . 

She appears in many films of her father including The Unknown of the North-Express and  Stage Fright and Psychosis in which she plays Caroline, the co-worker of the heroine Marion Crane (Janet Leigh). In The Unknown of the North Express, Pat Hitchcock is Barbara Morton, sister of the heroine Anne Morton (Ruth Roman). In addition to film, she has acted for many television series including Suspense , Suspicion , My Little Margie and Matinee Theater. After the birth of her children, Pat Hitchcock retired from the cinema, but continued to work in the industry as she co-wrote  Mystery Magazinewith her father and wrote her mother’s autobiography A lma Hitchcock: The Woman Behind the Man .

Patricia Hitchcock, the only daughter of film great Alfred Hitchcock, has died at the age of 93.

The England-born actress died at her home in Thousand Oaks, California, her youngest daughter Katie Fiala confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter.

She appeared in big-screen productions, including Skateboard and The Case of Thomas Pyke, as well as TV series such as Suspense, Suspicion and The Life of Riley, however, Hitchcock is renowned for starring in her father’s work.

She had small roles in the 1950 hit film Stage Fright, Strangers on a Train (1951) and 1960 horror thriller Psycho.

Hitchcock also had an uncredited part in her father’s 1936 film Sabotage, alongside her mother Alma Reville, who was a screenwriter and film editor.

Hitchcock also featured in 10 episodes of Alfred Hitchcock Presents.

Pat is survived by her daughters, Mary, Tere and Katie, six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Patricia Hitchcock, the daughter of director Alfred Hitchcock who as an actress was best known for appearances in several of her father’s films, died Monday at her Sherman Oaks, California home. She was 93.

The only child of Alfred Hitchcock and his wife Alma Reville, Patricia Hitchcock was born in London, England in 1928. She moved with the family to Los Angeles in 1939 and began acting as a teenager in 1943.

She made her acting debut on Broadway thanks to her father’s help, appearing in “Solitaire” in 1943 and a year later performed in the title role in “Violet.”

She began appearing in her father’s films with a walk-in role in 1949’s “Stage Fright,” doubling for Jane Wyman in one scene and playing the character Chubby Bannister. She went on to have a small role as Barbara Morton in 1951’s “Strangers on a Train” and also appeared as Janet Leigh’s tranquilizer-shilling coworker in 1960’s “Psycho.”

Hitchcock also had a small role in the 1950 film “The Mudlark and a bit part in 1956’s “The Ten Commandments,” and made several appearances on her father’s TV show “Alfred Hitchcock Presents.”

She married Joseph E. O’Connell in 1952 and remained married until his death in 1994. The couple had three daughters.

The Hollywood Reporter first reported news of Hitchcock’s death.

Patricia “Pat” Hitchcock, a veteran character actress perhaps best-known for offering Janet Leigh’s wound-tight “Psycho” character a tranquilizer, has died. She was 93.

Born on July 7, 1928 in the UK to famed film director Alfred Hitchcock and his infamously loyal wife, Alma Reville, the legendary duo’s offspring would go on to appear in a string of her pop’s projects including “Stage Fright” (1950), “Strangers on a Train” (1951) and the aforementioned “Psycho” (1960). She also guest-starred in 10 episodes of the classic TV anthology series “Alfred Hitchcock Presents,” from 1955 to 1960.

Her daughter, Katie O’Connell-Fiala, confirmed that Hitchcock died Monday in Thousand Oaks, Calif., Variety reported.

Hitchcock relocated to Hollywood in 1939 from her birthplace of South Kensington when her father was contracted to direct David O. Selznick’s Oscar-winning “Rebecca.”

She often credited her mother for her controversial father’s iconic career in film.

“My mother was the one who really was in on everything from the very beginning. When he would find a story that he was anxious to do, he would have her read it,” Hitchcock revealed in the documentary “The Making of ‘Psycho’” in 1997. “If she didn’t think it would make a picture, he didn’t touch it. Then she would be the first one to read the treatment and the screenplay, and she was even in on a lot of the casting, too. When she died, Charles Champlin of the Los Angeles Times said: ‘The Hitchcock touch had four hands, and two of them were Alma’s.’ “

Hitchcock later co-wrote the 2003 biography of her mother, “Alma Hitchcock: The Woman Behind the Man,” with Laurent Bouzereau.

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