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Rest in Peace: 2014

It’s one of the sad facts that the pool of talented people who worked with Hitchcock dwindles each year and I’d just to take a moment to remember those who passed away during 2014: Mary Anderson (1918-2014) — played the role of Alice MacKenzie in Lifeboat (1944) Miliza Milo (1923-2014) — played the role of Saleswoman in Vertigo (1958) Billie Whitelaw (1932-2014) — played the role of Hetty Porter in Frenzy (1972) A number of… (read more)

RIP: John Michael Hayes (1919-2008)

I think it’s safe to say we’ve reached the end of an era with the passing last week of the screenwriter John Michael Hayes, who died in his sleep at the age of 89. In recent years, we’ve seen the deaths in 2005 of Evan Hunter and Ernest Lehman, and then Jay Presson Allen and Joseph Stefano in 2006. Along with Hayes, they were responsible for some of Hitchcock’s greatest and most iconic celluloid moments…… (read more)

RIP: Suzanne Pleshette (1937-2008)

News is starting to spread that actress Suzanne Pleshette, who played the role of Annie Hayworth in “The Birds“, died yesterday (19/Jan/2008). US actress Suzanne Pleshette dies (BBC News) Actress Suzanne Pleshette Dies (Time) Suzanne Pleshette, Co-Star of TV’s `Newhart Show,’ Dies at 70 (Bloomberg) Suzanne Pleshette dies at 70 (CNN) Suzanne Pleshette in “The Birds”…

In remembrance…

It’s that time of the year when we look back at the Hitchcock collaborators who passed away. In 2007, the following people died… Roscoe Lee Browne (Topaz) Lonny Chapman (The Birds) Laraine Day (Foreign Correspondent) Ray Evans (The Man Who Knew Too Much) Hansjörg Felmy (Torn Curtain) George Grizzard (Alfred Hitchcock Presents) Peter Handford (Under Capricorn & Frenzy) Teddy Infuhr (Spellbound) George Tabori (I Confess) William Tuttle (North by Northwest) Peter Viertel (Saboteur) Jane Wyman… (read more)

RIP: Jane Wyman (1914-2007)

Several sites are just starting to break the news that the actress Jane Wyman (who played the role of Eve Gill in “Stage Fright“) has died at the ripe old age of 93. Jane Wyman and Alfred Hitchcock in “Stage Fright” (1951) BBC: Obituary: Jane Wyman Oscar-winner Wyman dies aged 93 The Hollywood Reporter: Oscar winner Jane Wyman dies at 93 AFP: Oscar-winner Jane Wyman dead at 93 International Herald Tribune: Jane Wyman, Oscar winner,… (read more)

Hitchcock update (w/c 4th Dec)

Yikes — it’s 2 months since the last Hitchcock update, so here’s the latest news! Finally! After years of craptastic “public domain” releases from the likes of Laserlight and Brentwood, fans in the USA should be getting some decent transfers of Hitchcock’s early films.  Lionsgate Home Entertainment will be releasing a 3 disc box set on 06/Feb/2007. The upcoming UK Optimum Releasing box set (scheduled for the end of January) has been expanded and now… (read more)