Science Fair Project Encyclopedia
Anthony Perkins (April 4, 1932 - September 12, 1992) was an American actor best known for his role as the maniacal murderer, Norman Bates, in Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho. He was the son of American stage and film actor Osgood Perkins (James Ripley Osgood Perkins, 1891-1937) and his wife, Janet.
He went on to star in (and even direct) the sequels and prequel to Psycho and also played a few memorable characters, such as the chaplain in Catch-22 (1970), but most of his later work was made-for-TV movies or films made outside the USA.
Perkins was bisexual, having had affairs with a number of men, including 1950s and 60s film star Tab Hunter, writer-model-actor Alan Helms , dancer Rudolf Nureyev, and dancer-choreographer Grover Dale , with whom Perkins had a six-year relationship prior to his marriage to Berry Berenson. Dale married actress Anita Morris only 10 days before the Perkins-Berenson nuptials (Dale and Morris's son is television actor James Badge Dale).
His son, Osgood Perkins, credited as Oz Perkins , is also an actor.
One day before the ninth anniversary of his death, his widow, Berry Berenson, died on American Airlines Flight 11, the flight that was hijacked and crashed into the North Tower of the World Trade Center during the September 11, 2001 Terrorist Attacks.
I have learned more about love, selflessness and human understanding from the people I have met in this great adventure in the world of AIDS than I ever did in the cutthroat, competitive world in which I spent my life.
The contents of this article is licensed from www.wikipedia.org under the GNU Free Documentation License. Click here to see the transparent copy and copyright details