Anthony Perkins

Date of Birth: April 4, 1932

Place of Birth: New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Death: September 12, 1992

Place of Death: Hollywood, California, U.S.

Ethnicity: English, with smaller amounts of Irish, Dutch, and German

Anthony Perkins was an American actor and singer. He was the son of Janet Esselstyn (Rane) and actor Osgood Perkins (James Ripley Osgood Perkins). His sons, with photographer Berry Berenson, are actor Oz/Osgood Perkins and musician Elvis Perkins. Berry was the sister of actress and model Marisa Berenson.

Anthony died from AIDS-related pneumonia.

Anthony’s paternal grandfather was Henry Phelps Perkins, Jr. (the son of Henry Phelps Perkins and Stella Lucretia Burnham). Anthony’s grandfather Henry was born in Massachusetts. Anthony’s great-grandfather Henry was the son of Apollos Perkins and Welthea Porter. Stella was the daughter of Walter Burnham, Jr. and Annis Crawford.

Anthony’s paternal grandmother was Helen Virginia Anthony (the daughter of Andrew Varick Stout Anthony and Mary Aurelia Walker). Helen was born in New York. Andrew was a prominent wood engraver, and was the son of John Anthony and Eliza Stout.

Anthony’s maternal grandfather was Francis/Frank William Rane (the son of William Benjamin Rane and Ellen/Nell Bridget Connelly/Connolly). Francis was born in Michigan. William was the son of John Rane and Irene Coolbaugh. Ellen was the daughter of James Connelly/Connolly, who was Irish, and of E. Preston.

Anthony’s maternal grandmother was Elizabeth M. Bailey (the daughter of John Newton Bailey and Sarah Justa/Elizabeth Esselton). Anthony’s grandmother Elizabeth was born in New York. John was the son of Harvey Bailey and Laura Ann Wright. Sarah was the daughter of John Nash Esselstyn and Harriet Burton Ainsworth.

Sources: Genealogies of Anthony Perkins –

Genealogy of Anthony Hopkins (focusing on his father’s side) –

Anthony’s maternal grandfather, Francis William Rane, on the 1880 U.S. Census –

4 Responses

  1. follers says:

    Ethnic, is there a picture, please? Wikipedia picture?

  2. phaedra says:

    Add his photo.

    When I watched him in Psycho I thought the actor who played him was an Italian or Jewish. I was very surprised of his ethnicity.

    Handsome actor, he was.

    • andrew says:

      “When I watched him in Psycho I thought the actor who played him was an Italian or Jewish. I was very surprised of his ethnicity.”


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