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Vera Miles

Born in Boise City, Oklahoma, Vera Miles attended school in Pratt, Kansas and Wichita, Kansas. The patrician beauty of Miss Miles won her the title of "Miss Kansas" in 1948, leading soon to small roles in Hollywood films and television series. Fame came to the forthright, spirited Miles when she attracted the attention of two master directors, Alfred Hitchcock and John Ford. Ford cast her in the classic western The Searchers (1956) and Hitchcock, who put her under personal contract and hailed her as his "new Grace Kelly", paired her with the great Henry Fonda in The Wrong Man (1956). Hitchcock cast Miles in the potentially star-making role of Judy Barton in Vertigo (1958), but Miles withdrew from the film when she became pregnant. Hitchcock gave Miles a supporting role in another masterpiece Psycho (1960), as did Ford when he cast her opposite John Wayne and James Stewart in The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962), She also starred in such films as Beau James (1957) opposite Bob Hope, The FBI Story (1959) opposite Stewart, Back Street (1961) opposite Susan Hayward and John Gavin and Sergeant Ryker (1968) opposite Lee Marvin, as well as showing her consistently remarkable and versatile talent on dozens of popular television movies and series including The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962), Twilight Zone (1959), The Outer Limits (1963), The Fugitive (1963), My Three Sons (1960), Bonanza (1959), "Columbo" and Murder, She Wrote (1984). In 1983, she reprised her role as "Lila Crane" in the film sequel Psycho II (1983), starring Anthony Perkins. Although, too often, the stunningly beautiful Miles' gifts were underutilized, before her retirement in 1995, hers was a most intriguing and enduring Hollywood career.

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Aug 23, 1929 In Boise City, Oklahoma, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Journey to the unknown
Latest Project:
Movie The Psycho Legacy 2010-10-19
Known For
Poster of Colombo
Poster of The Lawbreakers
Poster of The Rose Bowl Story
Movie Journey to the unknown June Wiley 2019
Movie The Psycho Legacy Herself (archive footage) 2010-10-19
Movie Separate Lives Dr. Ruth Goldin 1995-09-08
Movie The Hijacking of the Achille Lauro Sophie Kubacki 1989-02-13
Movie Cuando llega la noche Joan Caper 1985-02-15
Movie International Airport Elaine Corley 1985-05-25
Movie Helen Keller: The Miracle Continues Kate Keller 1984-04-23
Series Crazy like a Fox Unknown 1984-12-30
Series Se ha escrito un crimen Unknown 1984-09-30
Movie La iniciación Frances Fairchild 1984-12-07
Series Hotel Unknown 1983-09-21
Movie Telepatía de un asesinato Marian Koonan 1983-08-05
Movie Psicosis II: El regreso de Norman Lila Loomis 1983-06-03
Movie El umbral del juego Cat 1982-12-27
Series Matt Houston Unknown 1982-09-26
Series Magnum Unknown 1980-12-11
Series Buck Rogers en el siglo 25 (TV) Unknown 1979-09-20
Movie And I Alone Survived Irene Elder 1978-11-27
Movie Fire! Martha Wagner 1977-05-08
Series La conquista del oeste Unknown 1976-01-19
Series Ellery Queen Unknown 1975-09-11
Movie The Strange and Deadly Occurrence Christine Rhodes 1974-09-24
Series La casa de la pradera Unknown 1974-09-11
Movie El cowboy náufrago Henrietta MacAvoy 1974-08-01
Series Movin' On Unknown 1974-05-08
Movie One Little Indian Doris 1973-06-20
Movie El amuleto del diablo Andrea Glenn 1973-01-29
Series Las calles de San Francisco Unknown 1972-09-16
Movie Se busca Molly Parker 1972-12-01
Movie A Great American Tragedy Gloria Wilkes 1972-10-18
Series Colombo Viveca Scott 1971-09-15
Movie A Howling in the Woods Rose Staines 1971-11-05
Movie In Search Of America Jenny Olson 1971-03-23
Series Alias Smith and Jones Unknown 1971-01-05
Series Cannon Unknown 1971-09-14
Movie The Wild Country Kate Tanner 1970-12-16
Series Medical Center Unknown 1969-09-24
Series Marcus Welby, M.D. Unknown 1969-09-23
Movie Sergeant Ryker Ann Ryker 1968-02-01
Movie Kona Coast Melissa Hyde 1968-05-01
Series Hawai 5-0 Unknown 1968-09-20
Movie Los luchadores del infierno Madelyn Buckman 1968-11-27
Series Judd for the Defense Unknown 1967-09-08
Movie The Spirit Is Willing Kate Powell 1967-07-07
Series Ironside Unknown 1967-03-28
Series Mannix Unknown 1967-09-16
Movie Veinte docenas de hijos Vida Downey 1966-12-01
Movie One of Our Spies Is Missing Madame Raine De Sala 1966-12-01
Series ABC Stage 67 Unknown 1966-09-14
Series The F.B.I. Unknown 1965-09-19
Series I Spy Rachel 1965-09-15
Series Run for Your Life Unknown 1965-09-13
Movie Those Calloways Lydia (Liddy) Calloway 1965-01-28
Movie The Unknown Kassia Paine 1964-05-04
Movie A Tiger Walks Dorothy Williams 1964-04-12
Movie The Hanged Man Lois Seeger 1964-11-18
Series Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre Unknown 1963-10-04
Series Arrest and Trial Unknown 1963-09-15
Series Mr. Novak Unknown 1963-09-24
Series Kraft Suspense Theatre Unknown 1963-10-10
Series Más allá del límite Unknown 1963-09-16
Series El fugitivo Unknown 1963-09-17
Series Burke's Law Unknown 1963-09-20
Series El virginiano Unknown 1962-09-19
Series Sam Benedict Unknown 1962-09-15
Movie El hombre que mató a Liberty Valance Hallie Stoddard 1962-04-22
Movie La calle de atrás Liz Saxon 1961-10-11
Movie The Lawbreakers Angela Walsh 1961-08-15
Series The Asphalt Jungle Unknown 1961-04-02
Movie Cinco mujeres marcadas Daniza 1960-03-15
Movie Psicosis Lila Crane 1960-06-16
Series Route 66 Unknown 1960-10-07
Series My Three Sons Unknown 1960-09-29
Movie A Touch of Larceny Virginia Killain 1959-12-11
Series The Detectives Unknown 1959-10-16
Series La dimensión desconocida Millicent Barnes 1959-10-02
Movie FBI contra el imperio del crimen Lucy Ann Hardesty 1959-10-01
Series Riverboat Unknown 1959-09-13
Movie Web of Evidence Lena Anderson 1959-04-28
Series Rawhide Unknown 1959-01-09
Movie Beau James Betty Compton 1957-06-07
Series Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theater Unknown 1956-10-05
Movie Centauros del desierto Laurie Jorgensen 1956-03-13
Movie Hojas de otoño Virginia Hanson 1956-08-01
Movie Falso culpable Rose Balestrero 1956-12-22
Movie A 23 pasos de Baker Street Jean Lennox 1956-05-18
Series The Steve Allen Show Unknown 1956-06-24
Movie Tarzán en la selva escondida Jill Hardy 1955-02-16
Movie Screen Directors Playhouse: Rookie of the Year Ruth Dahlberg 1955-12-07
Series The Millionaire Unknown 1955-01-19
Movie Wichita Laurie McCoy 1955-07-03
Series Gunsmoke Unknown 1955-09-10
Series Alfred Hitchcock presenta Unknown 1955-10-02
Series The 20th Century Fox Hour Unknown 1955-10-05
Series Climax! Unknown 1954-10-07
Movie Pride of the Blue Grass Linda 1954-04-04
Movie La carga de los jinetes indios Jennie McKeever 1953-07-11
Series General Electric Theater Unknown 1953-02-01
Series City Detective Unknown 1953-01-01
Movie The Rose Bowl Story Denny Burke 1952-08-24
Movie For Men Only Kathy 1952-01-11
Series Schlitz Playhouse of Stars Unknown 1951-10-05
Series Lux Video Theatre Unknown 1950-10-02
Series The Colgate Comedy Hour Unknown 1950-09-10