Pat Hitchcock dead – Actress and daughter of legendary director dies aged 93

PAT Hitchcock, the daughter of legendary movie director Alfred Hitchcock, has died at the age of 93.

The Broadway star died at her home in Thousand Oaks, California on Monday.


She appeared in several Hitchcock movies including Stage Fright, Strangers on a Train, and Psycho.

Pat didn’t think working with her father was strange, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

She told Television Academy: The Interviews in 2004: “There wasn’t anything unusual about it. Just like with (any other actor), we would discuss the scene and do it. We didn’t try out stuff."

She said she was close to her dad as Alfred would reportedly take her shopping while she would take him to church when she passed her driving test.

Fans have paid tribute to the actress as news of her death emerged.

One said: "RIP Pat Hitchcock. I will always love her for her perfect performance as Barbara in Strangers on a Train."

'GREATLY MISSED'

Another posted: "RIP to Pat, the most talented Hitchcock."

A fan commented: "Patricia Hitchcock was one of the many reasons that ‘Strangers on a Train’ remains my favorite Hitchcock film.

"She’s a joy to watch and I hate that we’re losing her link to this rich cinematic legacy. She’ll be greatly missed."

Pat also starred in the thriller series Alfred Hitchcock Presents that aired on NBC and CBS between 1955 and 1960.

The actress was born in London in May 1928 but moved to the US in 1939 when Alfred accepted an offer to direct the movie, Rebecca.

She married Joseph O'Connell Jr in 1952 in New York and had three daughters.

Her death comes more than four decades after the passing of Alfred who died in 1980.

Pat wrote the 2003 book Alma Hitchcock: The Woman Behind the Man in tribute to her mom who died in 1982.

She thought Alma "never got the credit" that she deserved as she reportedly wrote Alfred's scripts early in his career.

Pat is survived by her three daughters, six grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.

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