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Anthony Perkins Height, Weight, Age, Death, Wife

Anthony Perkins Quick Info
Height 6 ft 1½ in
Weight 82 kg
Date of Birth April 4, 1932
Zodiac Sign Aries
Date of Death September 12, 1992

Anthony Perkins was an American actor, director, and singer who is most remembered for his career-defining role as Norman Bates in Alfred Hitchcock‘s Psycho (1960). His other prominent film roles have included Catch-22 (1970), Play It as It Lays (1972), Murder on the Orient Express (1974), Mahogany (1975), Friendly Persuasion (1956), Fear Strikes Out (1957), The Tin Star (1957), This Angry Age (1957), etc.

Born Name

Anthony Perkins

Nick Name

Tony, A.P.

Anthony Perkins as seen in 1960
Anthony Perkins as seen in 1960 (Paramount Pictures / Wikimedia / Public Domain)


He was born on April 4, 1932.


He passed away on September 12, 1992, in Los Angeles, California at the age of 60 years from AIDS-related pneumonia.

Sun Sign


Born Place

New York City, New York, United States





Actor, Director, Singer


  • Father – Osgood Perkins (Film and Stage Actor) (1892-1937)
  • Mother – Janet Esselstyn (1894-1979)





Net Worth

His net worth was $6 million at the time of his death according to




6 ft 1½ in or 186.5 cm


82 kg or 181 lbs

Boyfriend / Girlfriend / Spouse

Anthony Perkins had dated –

  1. Rock Hudson
  2. Patrick Loiseau
  3. Erik Bruhn
  4. Tab Hunter (1956-1959)
  5. Paul Newman 
  6. Christopher Makos
  7. Rudolf Nureyev
  8. Stephen Sondheim
  9. Grover Dale (1964-1971)
  10. Victoria Principal (1971) – He reportedly had his first heteros**ual encounter with actress Victoria Principal at the age of 39 years while shooting The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean (1972) in December 1971.
  11. Berry Berenson (1972-1992) – He tied the knot with photographer Berry Berenson on August 9, 1973. The couple had raised 2 sons together – Oz Perkins (b. February 2, 1974) (Actor, Director, Screenwriter) and Elvis Perkins (b. February 9, 1976) (Folk-Rock Musician). The couple’s marriage raised many eyebrows as Perkins was widely known to be gay by that point. Nevertheless, the two stayed married until his death on September 12, 1992.
Anthony Perkins (left) as seen with his lover Grover Dale backstage during the production of the Broadway musical Greenwillow in 1960
Anthony Perkins (left) as seen with his lover Grover Dale backstage during the production of the Broadway musical Greenwillow in 1960 (Uncredited / Wikimedia / Public Domain)

Race / Ethnicity


He had English, Irish, Dutch, and German ancestry.

Hair Color


Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation


However, he was also considered to be ‘Bisexual’.

Distinctive Features

  • Chin dimple
  • Mole on his cheek
  • Lanky frame
Anthony Perkins as seen in 1983
Anthony Perkins as seen in 1983 (NL-HaNA, ANEFO / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 3.0 NL)

Anthony Perkins Facts

  1. His wife Berry passed away 9 years after him on September 11, 2001. She was one of the 58 victims onboard the ill-fated American Airlines Flight 11 that crashed during the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
  2. Perkins was born on the same day as the legendary director Andrei Tarkovsky, who is considered to be among the most influential filmmakers in the history of cinema.
  3. Some of the famous roles that he lost out on were as the Phantom in the original Los Angeles production of The Phantom of the Opera, Jim Stark in Rebel Without a Cause (1955), Caleb Trask in East of Eden (1955), Shell Oil Jr. in Some Like it Hot (1959) (with Marilyn Monroe), etc.
  4. Perkins is honored with 2 stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame: one for Motion Pictures at 6821 Hollywood Boulevard and the other for Television at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
  5. In 2004, Premiere Magazine named his haunting performance as Norman Bates in Psycho (1960) at #4 in its list of the ‘100 Greatest Movie Characters of All Time’.
  6. Perkins was a huge admirer of the musician Elvis Presley and filmmaker Orson Welles.
  7. The assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. took place on his 36th birthday i.e., on April 4, 1968.
  8. Anthony’s son Oz Perkins, through his ex-wife Sidney Perkins, has 2 children, viz, son James Ripley Osgood Robert Perkins III (b. 2004) and daughter Beatrix Perkins (b. 2009).

Featured Image by Paramount Pictures / Wikimedia / Public Domain

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