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Alfred Hitchcock - Not so beautiful. A little eccentric. But amazingly talented. My mom, Onriette, was his publicist at CBS in the 1950s. At lunch one time, he told her, "We have something in common, my dear. We bloat easily." =D
Alfred Hitchcock was the son of East End greengrocer William Hitchcock and his wife Emma. Raised as a strict Catholic and attending Saint Ignatius College, a school run by Jesuits, Hitch had very much of a regular upbringing. His first job outside of the family business was in 1915 as an estimator for the Henley Telegraph and Cable Company. His interest in movies began at around this time, frequently visiting the cinema and reading US trade journals.