The death of Patricia Hitchcock O’Connell has been announced. She was 93.
Patricia, daughter of Alfred Hitchcock and Alma Reville did train as an actress ,both in California and at RADA in London, but on her marriage in 1952, she made few acting appearances.
Known as ‘Pat’, she had small roles in three of her father’s films – STAGE FRIGHT, STRANGERS ON A TRAIN and PSYCHO. She also appeared in several episodes of ALFRED HITCHCOCK PRESENTS in the 1950s.
She said, “Whenever they needed a maid with an English accent”, she’d be considered.
Pat, of course, was often interviewed about her father and was an invaluable direct connection with the workings of the great director. She also co-wrote a book about her mother, “Alma Reville, The Woman Behind The Man.”
With Jane Wyman the set of STAGE FRIGHT, made in London when Pat was attending RADA.