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Norma Bates: [voiceover in police custody, as Norman is thinking] It's sad, when a mother has to speak the. Not nearly as sinister as his most famous on-screen character, Norman Bates in Psycho, the life of Anthony Perkins was far from easy.
Anthony Perkins, Actor: Psycho. Anthony Perkins was born April 4, in New York City to Janet Esselstyn (Rane) and Osgood Perkins, an actor of both stage and film. His paternal great-grandfather was noted engraver Andrew Varick Stout Anthony. Perkins attended the Brooks School, the Browne & Nichols School. According to biographer Ronald Bergan, author of Anthony Perkins: A Haunted Life, in many ways the actor was born to play the part. "It's a weird coincidence that Joseph Stefano, the screenwriter, knew nothing about Tony Perkins' life, and yet he wrote that Norman Bates had lost his father at 5, had a very.