Alfred Hitchcock left school at 14 to study engineering when his father died. He spent five years working his way up from title designer to director at a London film studio. He earned critical acclaim for the silent movie The Lodger in 1927 and his first sound movie Blackmail in 1929. He moved to the US in 1939. Revered by critics and audiences as The Master Of Suspense, he directed many classic movies including Rebecca and Psycho. He died at the age of 80 in Bel Air.