Mack A. Damia
2021-08-12 15:19:34 UTC
Alma Reville, passed away on Monday, August 9, 2021 at the age of 93.
An actress who made an especially memorable appearance in Strangers on
a Train, Pat spent the years following her father's death championing
his work and protecting his legacy.
Born in London in 1928, Pat moved with her family to Los Angeles in
1939. As a child, Pat knew she wanted to act. She began acting on the
stage and doing summer stock. Later, Pat gained a role in the Broadway
production of Solitaire (1942) and also played the title role in the
Broadway play Violet (1944).
In 1947, Pat graduated from Marymount High School in Los Angeles and
went on to attend the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, also
appearing on the London stage.
Pat had roles in several films, most notably in Strangers on a Train
and Psycho. She also had roles in several episodes of Alfred Hitchcock
Pat was the executive producer of the documentary The Man on Lincoln's
Nose (2000). She was the family representative on the staff of Alfred
Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine and appeared at numerous film festivals
and in Hitchcock documentaries.
Also a writer, Pat co-authored a biography of her mother, Alma
Hitchcock, titled, The Woman Behind the Man. It was published in 2003.
I was very close to my father (Alfred)," said Pat. "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 Id drive him to church