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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 Psychos 2014-02-25
Known For
Poster of Kona Coast
Movie Journey to the unknown June Wiley 2019
Movie Psychos Lila Crane 2014-02-25
Movie The Psycho Legacy Herself (archive footage) 2010-10-19
Movie Separate Lives Dr. Ruth Goldin 1995-09-08
Movie Into the Night Joan Caper 1985-02-22
Movie International Airport Elaine Corley 1985-05-25
Movie Helen Keller: The Miracle Continues Kate Keller 1984-04-23
Series Murder, She Wrote Unknown 1984-09-30
Movie The Initiation Frances Fairchild 1984-12-07
Series Crazy like a Fox Unknown 1984-12-30
Movie Psycho II Lila Loomis 1983-06-03
Movie BrainWaves Marian Koonan 1983-08-05
Movie Mazes and Monsters Cat 1982-12-27
Series Hotel Unknown 1982-08-21
Series Matt Houston Unknown 1982-09-26
Series Magnum, P.I. Unknown 1980-12-11
Series Buck Rogers in the 25th Century Unknown 1979-09-20
Movie And I Alone Survived Irene Elder 1978-11-27
Series How the West Was Won Unknown 1977-02-06
Movie Fire! Martha Wagner 1977-05-08
Movie Smash-Up on Interstate 5 Erica 1976-02-02
Series Ellery Queen Unknown 1975-09-11
Movie The Strange and Deadly Occurrence Christine Rhodes 1974-09-24
Movie Live Again, Die Again Marcia Carmichael 1974-02-16
Series Movin' On Unknown 1974-05-08
Movie The Castaway Cowboy Henrietta MacAvoy 1974-08-01
Series Little House on the Prairie Unknown 1974-09-11
Movie Baffled! Andrea Glenn 1973-01-29
Movie One Little Indian Doris 1973-06-20
Movie Molly and Lawless John Molly Parker 1972-12-01
Series The Streets of San Francisco Unknown 1972-09-23
Movie A Great American Tragedy Gloria Wilkes 1972-10-18
Series Alias Smith and Jones Unknown 1971-01-05
Movie In Search of America Jenny Olson 1971-03-23
Movie A Howling in the Woods Rose Staines 1971-11-05
Series Cannon Unknown 1971-09-14
Series Columbo Unknown 1971-09-15
Movie The Wild Country Kate Tanner 1970-12-16
Movie Kona Coast Melissa Hyde 1968-05-01
Series Hawaii Five-O Unknown 1968-09-20
Movie Hellfighters Madelyn Buckman 1968-11-27
Series Ironside Unknown 1967-03-28
Movie The Spirit Is Willing Kate Powell 1967-07-07
Series Mannix Unknown 1967-09-16
Movie One of Our Spies Is Missing Madame Raine De Sala 1966-12-01
Movie Follow Me, Boys! Vida Downey 1966-12-01
Movie Those Calloways Lydia (Liddy) Calloway 1965-01-28
Series Run for Your Life Unknown 1965-09-13
Series I Spy Rachel 1965-09-15
Movie A Tiger Walks Dorothy Williams 1964-04-12
Movie The Unknown Kassia Paine 1964-05-04
Movie The Hanged Man Lois Seeger 1964-11-18
Series Arrest and Trial Unknown 1963-09-15
Series Burke's Law Unknown 1963-09-20
Series The Fugitive Unknown 1963-09-17
Series The Outer Limits Unknown 1963-09-16
Series The Virginian Unknown 1962-09-19
Movie The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance Hallie Stoddard 1962-04-22
Movie Back Street Liz Saxon 1961-10-11
Movie The Lawbreakers Angela Walsh 1961-08-15
Movie Incident at a Corner Jean Medwick 1960-04-05
Movie A Touch of Larceny Virginia Killain 1960-02-04
Series Route 66 Unknown 1960-10-07
Movie Psycho Lila Crane 1960-06-22
Series My Three Sons Unknown 1960-09-29
Series Rawhide Unknown 1959-01-09
Movie Web of Evidence Lena Anderson 1959-04-28
Series The Twilight Zone Millicent Barnes 1959-10-02
Series Riverboat Unknown 1959-09-13
Movie The FBI Story Lucy Ann Hardesty 1959-10-01
Movie Beau James Betty Compton 1957-06-07
Movie 23 Paces to Baker Street Jean Lennox 1956-05-18
Movie The Searchers Laurie Jorgensen 1956-05-07
Series The Steve Allen Show Unknown 1956-06-24
Movie Autumn Leaves Virginia Hanson 1956-08-01
Movie The Wrong Man Rose Balestrero 1956-12-22
Movie Wichita Laurie McCoy 1955-07-03
Series The Millionaire Unknown 1955-01-19
Series Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown 1955-10-02
Series Gunsmoke Unknown 1955-09-10
Movie Pride of the Blue Grass Linda 1954-04-04
Movie The Charge at Feather River Jennie McKeever 1953-07-11
Movie For Men Only Kathy 1952-01-11
Movie The Screen Writer Young Actress (uncredited) 1950-09-13