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Birth Name: Anthony Perkins

Birth Place: New York, NY

Birthday: April 4, 1932, Aries

Profession: Actor

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Fast Facts

  • Made film debut in The Actress in 1953.
  • Debuted on Broadway in Tea and Sympathy opposite Joan Fontaine.
  • In 1960 was cast as Norman Bates for Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho, arguably the most memorable movie villain in history; he reprised the role in 1983, 1986 and 1990.
  • Began run on Broadway in Neil Simon's Star-Spangled Girl.
  • Garnered first screenwriter's credit after cowriting The Last of Sheila with Stephen Sondheim in 1973.
  • Did a nude scene in the play Romantic Comedy in 1979.
  • Succumbed to AIDS-related pneumonia on Sept. 12, 1992.

Awards

  • 1958, Tony — Actor (Dramatic): Nominee
  • 1956, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 1957, Golden Globe — New Star of the Year - Actor: Winner

Relationships

  • Oz Perkins — Son
  • Elvis Perkins — Son
  • Osgood Perkins — Father
  • Berry Berenson — Wife (deceased)
  • Janet Rane — Mother

College

  • Attended Columbia University, New York, NY; attended Rollins College, Winter Haven, FL