Karsh Signature

Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

Alfred Hitchcock

Alfred Hitchcock, 1960

Alfred Hitchcock was born on this day, August 13, in 1899. The son of a grocer began working in silent films in England in 1920. He left for Hollywood in 1939. Hitchcock was never awarded an Oscar for his film direction, but he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth in 1980. He died later that year.

Karsh photographed Hitchcock for TV Guide Magazine.