Saturday, August 7, 2010


Most people know Tony Perkins, the actor. For better and/or worse, the actor who played Norman Bates in Alfred Hitchcock's PSYCHO.

But during the 1050s Perkins, like several other young actors of the period, also had a career as a singer (and aspiring teen age heartthrob). 

Though he did not make musical films he appeared on Broadway in Frank Loesser's musical GREENWILLOW. 

He did perform a few songs in his dramatic films, including the title song in  


I did a music column for SCARLET STREET, The Magazine of Mystery and Horror, for several years.  Here is a RECORD RACK I wrote on Tony Perkins' secondary career as a singer and recording artist. He recorded mostly for RCA Victor but had one early LP on Epic. The photo on the first page is from this Epic album.

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