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Aug 13, 1899. English film director and master of suspense born at London, England. Hitchcocks career as a filmmaker dates back to the silent film era when he made The Lodger in 1926, based on the tale of Jackthe Ripper. American audiences were introduced to the Hitchcock style in 1935 with The Thirty-Nine Steps and The Lady Vanishes in 1938, after which he went to Hollywood. There he produced a string of classics including Rebecca, Suspicion, Notorious, Rear Window, To Catch a Thief, The Birds, Psycho and Frenzy, in addition to his TV series, Alfred Hitchcock Presents. He died Apr 29, 1980, at Beverly Hills, CA.