Vera Miles

Known For
Acting

Gender
Male

Birthday
1929-08-23

Place of Birth
Boise City, Oklahoma, USA

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.

1984
The Initiation
6.1
1983
Psycho II
6.3
1956
The Wrong Man
7.1
1966
Follow Me, Boys!
5.8
1967
The Spirit Is Willing
5.2
1965
Those Calloways
6.6
1973
One Little Indian
6.6
1964
A Tiger Walks
6.5
1974
The Castaway Cowboy
6.4
1959
The FBI Story
6.3
1956
23 Paces to Baker Street
6.6
1955
Tarzan's Hidden Jungle
4.5
1974
The Strange and Deadly Occurrence
6.0
1977
Fire!
7.0
1957
Beau James
0.0
1954
Pride of the Blue Grass
0.0
1968
Kona Coast
3.0
1959
Web of Evidence
6.0
1955
Wichita
5.7
1972
A Great American Tragedy
0.0
1970
The Wild Country
6.0
1964
The Unknown
0.0
1972
Molly and Lawless John
0.0
1977
Run for the Roses
0.0
1960
Psycho
8.4
1956
The Searchers
7.8
1962
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
7.7
1961
Back Street
6.6
1956
Autumn Leaves
7.1
1960
A Touch of Larceny
6.3
1964
The Hanged Man
4.2
1995
Separate Lives
3.5
1960
5 Branded Women
6.8
1978
And I Alone Survived
6.0
1955
Screen Directors Playhouse: Rookie of the Year
6.3
1952
The Rose Bowl Story
0.0
1969
It Takes All Kinds
0.0
1968
Hellfighters
6.5
1984
Helen Keller: The Miracle Continues
7.0
1953
The Charge at Feather River
5.2
1973
Baffled!
4.0
1983
BrainWaves
4.0
1957
Panic Button
0.0
1966
One of Our Spies Is Missing
5.6
1971
A Howling in the Woods
5.7
1989
The Hijacking of the Achille Lauro
0.0
1968
Sergeant Ryker
0.0
1985
International Airport
5.5
1950
The Screen Writer
0.0
1974
Live Again, Die Again
0.0
1982
Mazes and Monsters
4.4
1952
For Men Only
6.5
1961
The Lawbreakers
0.0
1976
Smash-Up on Interstate 5
5.3
1971
In Search of America
0.0
1985
Into the Night
6.6
2010
The Psycho Legacy
8.0
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