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Anthony Perkins

Actor Anthony Perkins

Profession: Actor

United States of America

Biography: Best known for playing Norman Bates in Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho" and its three sequels. Nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his second film, "Friendly Persuasion".

Born: April 4, 1932
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Aries

Died: September 12, 1992 (aged 60)
Cause of Death: Aids

Married Life

  • 1973-08-09 American Actor Anthony Perkins (40) weds American photographer and actress Berinthia "Berry" Berenson (25) in Cape Cod, Massachusetts

Historical Events

  • 1957-11-28 "Look Homeward, Angel" play based on the book by Thomas Wolfe adapted by Ketti Frings and starring Anthony Perkins premieres in NYC
  • 1960-05-28 Frank Loesser's musical "Greenwillow", starring Anthony Perkins, closes at Alvin Theater, NYC, after 95 performances
  • 1960-06-16 "Psycho", psychological horror film directed by Alfred Hitchcock, starring Janet Leigh, Anthony Perkins, and Vera Miles, opens in New York City
  • 1960-08-10 Los Angeles premiere of Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho" starring Anthony Perkins and Janet Leigh
  • 1960-09-08 Nationwide release (US) of Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho" starring Anthony Perkins and Janet Leigh
  • 1978-12-27 CBS Television's premiere of its version of "Les Miserables", starring Richard Jordan and Anthony Perkins
  • 1979-11-08 Bernard Slade's stage comedy "Romantic Comedy", starring Mia Farrow and Anthony Perkins, opens at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, NYC; runs for 396 performances

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