Tuesday, August 13, 2013

August 13: Happy Birthday, Alfred Hitchcock



Today marks the birth--in 1899--of Alfred Hitchcock.  One of the greatest American film directors of all time, Hitchcock also turned in some magnificent performances on oldtime radio.  Highly versatile, Alfred did radio work as a director, writer, and guest.

In 1950, he appeared on Screen Directors' Playhouse, introducing the story, "Lifeboat," and interviewing the actors afterward.  In 1956, he co-starred with Doris Day on a Close To Your Heart edition entitled "Alfred Hitchcock Presents Doris Day."  Also of note is an interview show on Philadelphia's WCAU radio's The Talk of Philadelphia (Mar. 26, '63), on which the director answered two women's question of what he looks for in a woman.

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