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Anthony Perkins (April 4, 1932 – September 12, 1992) was an American actor and singer. Wikipedia

Age: 60 (age at death)
Born: 4th April, 1932, New York, New York, USA
Died: 12th September, 1992, Hollywood, California, USA
Height: 6' 2" (188 cm)
Nationality: American
Claim to Fame: Psycho

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Was nominated twice for Broadway's Tony Award: in 1958, as Best Actor (Dramatic) for "Look Homeward, Angel," and in 1960, as Best Actor (Musical) for "Greenwillow."


Charles Winecoff's book "Anthony Perkins: Split Image" (Alyson Books, first published in 1996; 2006 10th Anniversary Revised Edition) illuminated Perkins' early life, his homosexuality, his later drug use and life with his family. Some contributors to the biography were Janet Leigh, Hilton A. Green, Jeff Fahey, John Gavin and Joseph Stefano, plus an impressive number of Perkins' friends and relatives. His wife, Berry Berenson, however, did not participate. According to the book, Perkins contracted the AIDS virus around the time of Psycho III (1986) and kept the illness secret for six years until his death so he could keep working and not worry his friends and his two sons. The only person who knew he was sick was his wife Berry. Anthony officially found out that he was HIV positive when the tabloid "National Enquirer" wrote a story about it in 1990. Author Winecoff amended his book with a chapter about the death of Berry Perkins nine years after the death of her husband, as a passenger on board ill-fated American Airlines Flight 11 on September 11th, 2001.


[on playing "Norman Bates" in Psycho (1960)] Not many people know this, but I was in New York rehearsing for a play [Frank Loesser`s "Greenwillow"] when the shower scene was filmed in Hollywood. It is rather strange to go through life being identified with this sequence knowing that it was my double. Actually, the first time I saw "Psycho" and that shower scene was at the studio. I found it really scary. I was just as frightened as anybody else. Working on the picture, though, was one of the happiest filming experiences of my life. We had fun making it - never realizing the impact it would have.


The violence in the "Psycho" movies is born out of plot, passion and character ... Don`t just dispatch people by six to the reel and say its entertainment.

In the Deep Woods

In the Deep Woods (1992)

Someone she trusts is getting away... with murder.

Joanna mourns for her friend. She's victim of a serial killer, who's specialized on successful young women...

A Demon in My View
I'm Dangerous Tonight
Psycho IV: The Beginning
Edge of Sanity


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carrotcesca - am very sad to know about your stories. it could be much better if you live in a latter time. RIP. (7 months ago)
suzette bennett - I saw Mr. Anthony Perkins just before he died. I was smitten just by sight of him. He was older and mature but still a catch. May he rest in peace. A big fan. (1 year ago)
CraigSnyder - Anthony Perkins was an amazing actor especially in the Psycho movies. (1 year ago)
rn_tracy1_rn - You rocked it in Psycho. Way to go (1 year ago)
louise - OMG..Anthony perkins, well waht can i say. He was such a wonderful actor. and aparently he was a very shy person so i heard. i love his films especially (Pyscho) i love. He was a very peaceful guuy and had such a good personality..and his looks are soooo gorgeous. He is my type of guy, tall, dark and handsom.He was a very stiking young man, sadfully he died at the age of 60, God bless him, and so do i..RIP you lots xx (6 years ago)

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