Anthony Perkins

born: 04 April 1932
New York City, New York,
died: 12 September 1992
Hollywood, Los Angeles, California,
United States of America
(pneumonia, age 60)

Son of character actor Osgood Perkins, this talented, versatile, yet tormented American actor whose portrayal of Norman Bates in Hitchcock's "Psycho" left him typecast for the remainder of his career, something he was frustrated with. Troubled with his homosexuality until he was in his 40s, Perkins finally settled down and married actress Berry Berenson. At the time of his death in 1992, he was suffering from AIDS. His widow was killed in 2001 during the terror attacks on New York on 9/11. The book "Haunted Life - A Biography Of Anthony Perkins" by Ronald Bergan is a must-read.

Height: 6'1"
Films listed on this page: complete Alfred Hitchcock filmography;
plus all episodes from the television series.

Norman Bates

This page was last updated on: 23 January 2018