Patricia “Pat” Hitchcock passed away on Monday August 9 at the age of 93. The only daughter of director Alfred Hitchcock, she had appeared in several of her father’s films.
In 1950, director Alfred Hitchcock gave his only daughter Patricia a role in The Grand Alibi, then 22 years old. He repeated the experience by giving him a slightly more prominent role in L’Inconnu du Nord-Express (1951). After a role of Lady at the Court in The Ten Commandments of Cecil B. DeMille, she turns mainly (and occasionally) for television.
She appears in ten episodes of the series presented by her father, Alfred Hitchcock presents, before playing at the cinema Caroline, the receptionist of Lowery Real Estate and colleague of Marion Crane (Janet Leigh) in the cult film Psychosis.
The one credited as “Pat” Hitchcock then moved away from the sets and after two TV films in the 70s including one directed by Stacy Keach, in 1978 she shot her last feature film, Skateboard, a film worn by Allen Garfield and Kathleen Lloyd.
She then devoted herself to perpetuating her father’s artistic heritage and in 2003, with Laurent Bouzereau, published a work devoted to her mother entitled Alma Hitchcock: the Woman Behind the Man, and which returns to the decisive role that this woman had without the knowledge of all, in the career of Alfred Hitchcock.
The very curious trailer for “Psychosis”, presented by Alfred Hitchcock: