Vera Miles

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.
Name Vera Miles
Also Known As
Birthday 1929-08-23
Gender Female
IMDB Vera Miles profile on IMDB
Place of Birth Boise City, Oklahoma, USA
As: Lila Crane
1960-09-08
Psycho...
As: Laurie Jorgensen
1956-03-13
The Searchers...
As: Lila Loomis
1983-06-03
Psycho II...
As: Joan Caper
1985-02-22
Into the Night...
As: Rose Balestrero
1956-12-22
The Wrong Man...
As: Hallie Stoddard
1962-04-22
The Man Who Shot Lib...
As: Madelyn Buckman
1968-11-27
Hellfighters...
As: Cat
1982-12-28
Mazes and Monsters...
As: Vida Downey
1966-12-01
Follow Me, Boys!...
As: Kate Powell
1967-07-07
The Spirit Is Willin...
As: Lydia (Liddy) Callow
1965-01-28
Those Calloways...
As: Liz Saxon
1961-10-11
Back Street...
As: Virginia Hanson
1956-08-01
Autumn Leaves...
As: Frances Fairchild
1984-12-07
The Initiation...
As: Doris
1973-06-20
One Little Indian...
As: Dorothy Williams
1964-04-12
A Tiger Walks...
As: Henrietta MacAvoy
1974-08-01
The Castaway Cowboy...
As: Lucy Ann Hardesty
1959-10-01
The FBI Story...
As: Jean Lennox
1956-05-18
23 Paces to Baker St...
As: Jenny Olson
1971-03-23
In Search Of America...
As: Jill Hardy
1955-02-16
Tarzan's Hidden Jung...
As: Christine Rhodes
1974-09-24
The Strange and Dead...
As: Martha Wagner
1977-05-08
Fire!...
As: Virginia Killain
1959-12-11
A Touch of Larceny...
As: Lois Seeger
1964-11-18
The Hanged Man...
As: Betty Compton
1957-06-07
Beau James...
As: Linda
1954-04-04
Pride of the Blue Gr...
As: Dr. Ruth Goldin
1995-09-08
Separate Lives...
As: Kate Keller
1984-04-23
Helen Keller: The Mi...
As: Daniza
1960-03-15
5 Branded Women...
As: Melissa Hyde
1968-05-01
Kona Coast...
As: Lena Anderson
1959-04-28
Web of Evidence...
As: Laurie McCoy
1955-07-03
Wichita...
As: Madame Raine De Sala
1966-12-01
One of Our Spies Is ...
As: Jennie McKeever
1953-07-11
The Charge at Feathe...
As: Andrea Glenn
1973-01-29
Baffled!...
As: Irene Elder
1978-11-27
And I Alone Survived...
As: Gloria Wilkes
1972-10-18
A Great American Tra...
As: Kate Tanner
1970-12-16
The Wild Country...
As: Kathy
1952-01-11
For Men Only...
As: Kassia Paine
1964-05-04
The Unknown...
As: Elaine Corley
1985-05-25
International Airpor...
As: Marian Koonan
1983-08-05
BrainWaves...
As: Ruth Dahlberg
1955-12-07
Screen Directors Pla...
As: Rose Staines
1971-11-05
A Howling in the Woo...
As: Angela Walsh
1961-08-15
The Lawbreakers...
As: Sophie Kubacki
1989-02-13
The Hijacking of the...
As: Molly Parker
1972-12-01
Molly and Lawless Jo...
As: Denny Burke
1952-08-24
The Rose Bowl Story...
As: Herself (archive foo
2010-10-19
The Psycho Legacy...
As: Young Actress
1950-09-12
The Screen Writer...
As: Ann Ryker
1968-02-01
Sergeant Ryker...
As: Carolyn Cook
1957-11-28
Panic Button...
As: Laura Ring
1969-06-12
It Takes All Kinds...
As: Clarissa Stewart
1977-06-01
Run for the Roses...
As: Unknown
1960-04-05
Incident at a Corner...
As: Marcia Carmichael
1974-02-17
Live Again, Die Agai...
As: Unknown
1984-09-30
Murder, She Wrote...
As: Unknown
1963-10-10
Kraft Suspense Theat...
As: Unknown
1974-09-11
Little House on the ...
As: Unknown
1960-10-07
Route 66...
As: Unknown
1965-09-19
The F.B.I....
As: Unknown
1979-09-20
Buck Rogers in the 2...
As: Unknown
1972-09-16
The Streets of San F...
As: Unknown
1976-01-19
How the West Was Won...
As: Unknown
1955-09-10
Gunsmoke...
As: Unknown
1953-02-01
General Electric The...
As: Unknown
1971-09-14
Cannon...
As: Rachel
1965-09-15
I Spy...
As: Unknown
1963-09-17
The Fugitive...
As: Unknown
1962-09-19
The Virginian...
As: Unknown
1965-09-13
Run for Your Life...
As: Unknown
1950-10-02
Lux Video Theatre...
As: Unknown
1959-10-16
The Detectives...
As: Unknown
1974-05-08
Movin' On...
As: Unknown
1980-12-11
Magnum, P.I....
As: Viveca Scott
1971-09-15
Columbo...
As: Unknown
1963-09-20
Burke's Law...
As: Unknown
1950-09-10
The Colgate Comedy H...
As: Unknown
1960-09-29
My Three Sons...
As: Unknown
1968-09-20
Hawaii Five-O...
As: Unknown
1967-09-16
Mannix...
As: Unknown
1963-09-15
Arrest and Trial...
As: Unknown
1969-09-23
Marcus Welby, M.D....
As: Unknown
1971-01-05
Alias Smith and Jone...
As: Unknown
1983-09-21
Hotel...
As: Unknown
1969-09-24
Medical Center...
As: Unknown
1967-03-28
Ironside...
As: Elsa Spann
1955-10-02
Alfred Hitchcock Pre...
As: Millicent Barnes
1959-10-02
The Twilight Zone...
As: Unknown
1984-12-30
Crazy like a Fox...
As: Unknown
1962-09-15
Sam Benedict...
As: Unknown
1982-09-26
Matt Houston...
As: Unknown
1955-10-05
The 20th Century Fox...
As: Unknown
1959-01-09
Rawhide...
As: Unknown
1951-10-05
Schlitz Playhouse of...
As: Unknown
1963-10-04
Bob Hope Presents th...
As: Unknown
1967-09-08
Judd for the Defense...
As: Unknown
1955-01-19
The Millionaire...
As: Unknown
1954-10-07
Climax!...
As: Unknown
1966-09-14
ABC Stage 67...
As: Unknown
1975-09-11
Ellery Queen...
As: Unknown
1963-09-24
Mr. Novak...
As: Unknown
1959-09-13
Riverboat...
As: Unknown
1956-10-05
Dick Powell's Zane G...
As: Unknown
1956-06-24
The Steve Allen Show...
As: Unknown
1953-01-01
City Detective...
As: Unknown
1963-09-16
The Outer Limits...
As: Unknown
1961-04-02
The Asphalt Jungle...
As: Madame Raine De Sala
1964-09-22
The Man from U.N.C.L...
As: June Wiley
1968-09-26
Journey to the Unkno...