Doris Day, who died May 13 at 97, had an iconic career as an actress and singer (and in retirement as an animal activist). The high points of her film career were many, but nearly anyone assessing her performances would include Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Man Who Knew Too Much,” released 63 years ago.
Her death reduces the dwindling number of actors whom Hitchcock directed on film (and a few instances, television). We found 18 of his 53 features which have cast members still with us. The number of actors we found — currently ranging in age from 63 -104 — comes to 29. Here are these extraordinary performers who provide a crucial living link to film history.