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Vera Miles

Vera Miles

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    • August 23rd, 1929
Vera June Miles (born August 23, 1929) is an American actress. 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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Filmography

Acting (25 Credits)

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1995Separate Lives as Dr. Ruth Goldin
1985Into the Night as Joan Caper
1984The Initiation as Frances Fairchild
1983Psycho II as Lila Crane Loomis
1982Mazes and Monsters as Cat
1974The Castaway Cowboy as Henrietta MacAvoy
1973One Little Indian as Doris
1972Molly and Lawless John as Molly Parker
1972Baffled as Andrea Glenn
1968Hellfighters as Madelyn Buckman
1966Follow Me, Boys! as Vida Downey
1965Those Calloways as Lydia (Liddy) Calloway
1962The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance as Hallie Stoddard
1961Back Street as Liz Saxon
1960Psycho as Lila Crane
1960A Touch of Larceny as Virginia Killain
19605 Branded Women as Daniza
1959The FBI Story as Lucy Ann Hardesty
195623 Paces to Baker Street as Jean Lennox
1956The Wrong Man as Rose Balestrero
1956The Searchers as Laurie Jorgensen
1956Autumn Leaves as Virginia Hanson
1955Tarzan's Hidden Jungle as Jill Hardy
1955Wichita as Laurie McCoy
1953The Charge at Feather River as Jennie McKeever

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