Anthony Perkins


Anthony Perkins was born April 4, 1932, in New York, New York. He was an Oscar-nominated actor best known for starring as Norman Bates in the Alfred Hitchcock film Psycho, a portrayal which was ranked number four on Premiere Magazine’s list of the 100 Greatest Movie Characters of All Time. Anthony began his acting career in the 1950s with his debut in The Actress. In the course of his long career, he appeared in films such as Green Mansions, Tall Story, The Trial, Pretty Poison, Catch-22, Goodbye Again, On the Beach, The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean, Murder of the Orient Express and the critically acclaimed William Wyler film Friendly Persuasion, for which he was nominated for an Academy Award. In 1976, he hosted Saturday Night Live. In addition to an Oscar nod, his work earned him the 1957 Golden Globe for Most Promising Newcomer, Male and the 1961 Best Actor Award at the Cannes Film Festival. Anthony married photographer Berry Berenson on August 9, 1973 and they had two children together. Anthony died on September 12, 1992, due to complications from AIDS. His wife Berry died on September 11, 2001; she was on Flight 11, which was flown into the North Tower of the World Trade Center.

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