Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock, KBE (13 August 1899 – 29 April 1980) was an English film director and producer. He pioneered many techniques in the suspense and psychological thriller genres. After a successful career in British cinema in both silent films and early talkies, Hitchcock moved to Hollywood. On April 19, 1955, he became an American citizen while remaining a British subject. Alfred Hitchcock Presents was an American television anthology series hosted by Alfred Hitchcock. The series featured dramas, thrillers, and mysteries. By the premiere of the show on October 2, 1955, Hitchcock had been directing films for over three decades. Time magazine named Alfred Hitchcock Presents one of "The 100 Best TV Shows of All-TIME". The show was revived as The Alfred Hitchcock Hour in 1962, and then again as Alfred Hitchcock Presents in 1985, 5 years after the death of the master. The 1985-89 revival of the show used colorized versions of previous introductions by Hitchcock in order to maintain the illusion that he was still hosting the program.