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Anthony Perkins

Here are two classic songs performed by the legendary Anthony "Tony" Perkins.
Anthony Perkins (1932 – 1992) was an Academy Award-nominated, Golden Globe-winning American actor, best known for his role as Norman Bates in Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho" and its three sequels. He was also a singer. Perkins was born in New York City. He made his film debut in "The Actress" (1953). He received the Golden Globe Award for New Star Of The Year - Actor and an Academy Award nomination for his second film, "Friendly Persuasion" (1956). Following this, he released three pop albums in 1957 and 1958 on Epic and RCA as "Tony Perkins". His single "Moon-Light Swim" was a hit in the United States. He starred with Shirley Booth and Shirley MacLaine in the film "The Matchmaker" (1958). He also acted on the stage. In 1958, he was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play for his performance in "Look Homeward, Angel on Broadway". During this time he also starred in "Green Mansions" (1959) with Audrey Hepburn and "Tall Story" (1960) with Jane Fonda. Perkins was cast as Norman Bates in the Alfred Hitchcock-directed film "Psycho" (1960). The film was a critical and commercial success and gained Perkins international fame. Following the success of Psycho, Perkins had a successful career in Europe. He portrayed Joseph K. in Orson Welles' 1962 adaptation of Franz Kafka's "The Trial". Upon returning to America, he took the role of a disturbed young murderer in "Pretty Poison" (1968). He also played Chaplain Tappman in "Catch-22" (1970). Perkins co-wrote, with composer/lyricist Stephen Sondheim, the screenplay for the 1973 film "The Last of Sheila", for which they received a 1974 Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America for Best Motion Picture Screenplay. In 1972, he starred in "The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean" with Paul Newman, Jacqueline Bisset and Victoria Principal. Perkins was one of the many stars featured in the 1974 hit "Murder on the Orient Express", reuiniting him with Bisset and costarring Sean Connery and Albert Finney among others. Perkins also hosted "Saturday Night Live" in 1976. He starred in his only science fiction film, "The Black Hole", in 1979. Among his Broadway credits are the Frank Loesser musical "Greenwillow" (1960) and Bernard Slade's 1979 play "Romantic Comedy" opposite Mia Farrow.
Perkins returned to the role of Norman Bates in three sequels to Psycho. The first was "Psycho II", which was the second-highest grossing film during the summer of 1983. He starred in the sexually provocative film "Crimes of Passion" (1984) opposite Kathleen Turner. He then starred in and directed "Psycho III" in 1986, followed by the made-for-cable sequel "Psycho IV: The Beginning" in 1990. Although Perkins was fighting disease, he appeared in eight television productions between 1990 and 1992. He made his final appearance in "In Deep Woods" (1992) with Rosanna Arquette.
On August 9, 1973, Perkins married photographer Berry Berenson. They had two sons: actor Oz Perkins (b. in 1974), and musician Elvis Perkins (b. in 1976). They remained happily married until Perkins' death in 1992. Anthony Perkins has played with the greatest stars of his time and many a beautiful woman (Janet Leigh, Brigitte Bardot, Jeanne Moreau, Sophia Loren, Jane Fonda, Shirley MacLaine, Melina Mercouri, Ingrid Bergman, Audrey Hepburn, Romy Schneider, Silvana Mangano, Alida Valli, etc.) and the greatest directors.
Enjoy Tony Perkins' charming voice and face!

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