Patricia Hitchcock, who was often referred to as Pat, was an actress who started her career by appearing in films like Stage Fright and Strangers on a Train among others. She was the only child of celebrated filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock and collaborated with him on his films as well as his famous television programme Alfred Hitchcock Presents.
Born in London in 1928, Pat Hitchcock grew up in an environment where cinema contributed immensely to her imagination. As a child, she had already decided that she wanted to be an actress and sought her father’s help to make her Broadway debut in 1943 after moving to the US. Apart from appearing in Hitchcock’s films, she also worked with other filmmakers like Cecil B. DeMille and Jean Negulesco.
While reflecting on her childhood, Pat Hitchcock said: “I was brought up rather as an English child, so I knew what was expected, and I pretty much always did it. You didn’t speak unless spoken to, but it didn’t bother me or have any repercussions. I didn’t know anything else.”
In a recent report, it was discovered that Pat Hitchcock had passed away at the age of 93. Her daughter Katie O’Connell-Fiala informed The Hollywood Reporter that the actress had succumbed to death in her own home situated in Thousand Oaks, California.
“I was very close to my father. He used to take me out every Saturday, shopping and to lunch. On Sundays, he took me to church regularly, until I could drive. Then I’d drive him to church regularly. It’s because of his diligence that my religion is so strong today,” Pat Hitchcock once said of her father.
Pat is survived by three daughters, Mary Stone, Tere Carrubba and Katie O’Connell-Fiala.