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Alma Reville (Hitchcock)
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    (August 14, 1899-July 6, 1982)
    Born in Nottingham (Nottinghamshire), United Kingdom
    Alma Lucy Reville
    Screenwriter and film editor
    Wife of Alfred Hitchcock (married 1926)
    Selected filmography includes 'The Ring' (1927), 'Sally in Our Alley' (1931), 'East of Shanghai' (1931), 'The Water Gipsies' (1932), 'Nine Tull Six' (1932), 'Forbidden Territory' (1934), 'Suspicion' (1941), 'Shadow of a Doubt' (1943), and 'It's in the Bag!' (1945)
    She was publicly known as 'Lady Hitchcock.'
    She was known to be intimidating and equally creepy as her husband.
    Her contributions to her husband's films usually went uncredited.
    She started the contentious debate long held amongst 'Psycho' fans after claiming to have seen Janet Leigh gulp in a single frame following Marion Crane's murder scene.
    Her role as Hitchcock's silent partner was parodied with a bit role played by Kathleen Freeman in 'The Bad and the Beautiful' - as secretary to a Hitchcock-type played by Leo G. Carroll ('She's wooden, gauche, artificial. - Completely out of the question.' 'Quite.')
    Rumors persist that she had an affair with 'Strangers on a Train' screenwriter Whitfield Cook as a response to her husband's famous infatuation with his various blonde leading ladies, but her family has vehemently denied it ever happened.
    She was a breast cancer survivor.
    She had been working as a film cutter before Alfred Hitchcock even entered the film industry.
    She had aspirations to be a director herself until giving birth to her daughter.
    If Hitchcock was ever interested in a property, he would bring it to her first (if she believed it could make a good film, only then would he pursue it).
    She talked her husband into adding the famous 'Psycho' score to the famous shower sequence, against his initial wishes (originally there was to be no score).
    She was portrayed by Imelda Staunton in 'The Girl' and Helen Mirren in 'Hitchcock' (both in 2012).
    Charles Champlin wrote: 'The Hitchcock touch has four hands and two of them are Alma's.'

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