Anthony Perkins

Actor and Director
Born Apr 4, 1932

Anthony Perkins was an American actor. Perkins was nominated for a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his second film, Friendly Persuasion. He is best known for playing Norman Bates in Psycho. His other films include The Trial, Fear Strikes Out, Tall Story, The Matchmaker, Pretty Poison, and The Black Hole.… Read More

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1932 Birth Born on April 4, 1932.
1942 10 Years Old He attended Brooks School, Browne & Nichols School, Columbia University and Rollins College, having moved to Boston in 1942. … Read More


The tall (6'2", 188 cm) Perkins also portrayed the troubled former Boston Red Sox baseball player Jimmy Piersall in the 1957 biopic Fear Strikes Out.
1958 26 Years Old A life member of the Actors Studio, Perkins also acted in theater. In 1958, he was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play for his performance in Look Homeward, Angel on Broadway. … Read More
1960 28 Years Old Perkins in youth had a boyish, earnest quality, reminiscent of the young James Stewart, which Alfred Hitchcock exploited and subverted when the actor starred as Norman Bates in the 1960 film Psycho (1960). … Read More
1961 29 Years Old In 1961, Perkins received considerable critical acclaim for his performance in the film Goodbye Again, opposite Ingrid Bergman, a performance which won him the Best Actor Award at the 1961 Cannes Film Festival. … Read More


1964 32 Years Old In 1964 he starred in Une ravissante idiote, with Brigitte Bardot. … Read More


1972 40 Years Old In 1972, he appeared in Play It as It Lays and The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean.
1973 41 Years Old …  They married when he was age 41, on August 9, 1973 and had two sons: actor Oz Perkins (b. … Read More
1974 42 Years Old Perkins was one of the many stars featured in the 1974 hit Murder on the Orient Express.
1976 44 Years Old He also hosted television's Saturday Night Live in 1976 and was featured in the box office-smash and space opus, Walt Disney's The Black Hole, in 1979. … Read More


1986 54 Years Old He then starred in and directed Psycho III (for which he was nominated for a Saturn Award for Best Actor) in 1986, but refused to reprise his role as Bates in the failed television pilot Bates Motel, famously boycotting the project in a very ardent, and well-received, oppositional public campaign. … Read More
1988 56 Years Old He directed a comedy horror film in 1988 called Lucky Stiff. … Read More
1990 58 Years Old Although he was fighting AIDS, the actor appeared in eight television productions between 1990 and 1992, including Daughter of Darkness (1990) and The Naked Target (1992). … Read More


1992 60 Years Old Diagnosed with HIV during the filming of Psycho IV, Perkins died at his Los Angeles home on September 12, 1992, from AIDS-related pneumonia at age 60. … Read More
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