|Birth: ||Apr. 4, 1932|
New York County
New York, USA
|Death: ||Sep. 12, 1992|
Los Angeles County
Actor. Son of actor Osgood Perkins, he followed in his father's footsteps when he became a member of Actor's Equity at the age of 15. His film debut came in 1953 in a film called “The Actress”. In 1956 he was nominated for an Academy Award for his role in “Friendly Persuasion”, but his first major role came the following year when he portrayed baseball player Jimmy Piersall in “Fear Strikes Out”. In 1960 he was Jane Fonda's first leading man in “Tall Story”. Other prominent film roles include “The Matchmaker”, “On The Beach”, “Catch-22”, “The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean”, “Murder On The Orient Express”, “Mahogany”, and “Crimes of Passion”. However, his name will always be synonymous with his most famous role, the sociopath ‘Norman Bates’ in Alfred Hitchcock's film classic “Psycho”, a role he would recreate in three sequels. (bio by: Decal)
Osgood Perkins (1892 - 1937)
Berry Berenson Perkins (1948 - 2001)*
Cause of death: Pneumonia, brought on by AIDS
Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.
Specifically: at his former residence in Hollywood Hills, in the terrace. A little altar has been installed in the open air, flanked by an old wooden bench. On the altar is a bronze urn which houses the cremated remains stating "Don't Fence Me In".
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Record added: Jan 01, 2001
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