DEAD: ON THIS DATE
Anthony Perkins (aged 60)
Anthony Perkins (April 4, 1932 – September 12, 1992) was an American actor and singer. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his second film, Friendly Persuasion, but is best known for playing Norman Bates in Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho (1960) and its three sequels. His other films include Fear Strikes Out(1957), The Matchmaker (1958), On the Beach (1959), Tall Story (1960), The Trial (1962), Phaedra (1962), Five Miles to Midnight (1962), Pretty Poison (1968), Murder on the Orient Express (1974), Mahogany(1975), North Sea Hijack (1979), The Black Hole(1979), and Crimes of Passion (1984).
DEATH: Diagnosed with HIV during the filming of Psycho IV: The Beginning, Perkins died at his Los Angeles home on September 12, 1992, from AIDS-related pneumonia at age 60. His urn, inscribed “Don’t Fence Me In”, is in an altar by a bench on the terrace of his former home in the Hollywood Hills.