- NAME: Anthony Perkins
- OCCUPATION: Actor
- BIRTH DATE: April 04, 1932
- DEATH DATE: September 12, 1992
- EDUCATION: The Brooks School, The Browne & Nichols School, Columbia University, Rollins College
- PLACE OF BIRTH: New York City, New York
- PLACE OF DEATH: Hollywood, California
- Full Name: Anthony Perkins
- AKA: Tony Perkins
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Anthony Perkins is an Oscar-nominated stage and film actor who is best known for his role as Norman Bates in Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho.
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Watch a short video about Anthony Perkins whose real-life relationship with his mother was similar to his role as the eerie Norman Bates in Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho."
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That same year, Perkins married Berry Berenson, with whom he would co-star in the films Remember My Name (1978) and Winter Kills (1979).
Then, from 1983 to 1990, Perkins reprised his Bates role and starred in three Psycho follow-ups, one of which he directed—1986's Psycho III.
During the late 1980s, Perkins was diagnosed with HIV. Though he kept the news secret, he worked with Berenson for Project Angel Food, an organization that provides meals for individuals who are homebound due to HIV. On September 12, 1992, Perkins died from AIDS-related pneumonia at his home in Hollywood, California. He was survived by his wife and sons Osgood and Elvis. Osgood later chose to follow in his father's footsteps, pursuing acting.
Perkins was portrayed by British actor James D'Arcy in the 2012 film Hitchcock. Perkins's Psycho role continues to live on, as well—in the 2013 cable series Bates Motel, which looks at the fictional innkeeper's life before the events of the famous film.
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