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Vera Miles

Vera Miles

Birthday: 1929-08-23 | Place of Birth: Boise City, Oklahoma, USA

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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Known For

The Psycho Legacy
The Psycho Legacy

The Psycho Legacy   2010

Release Date: 
2010

Rating: 7

genres: 
Documentary
Stars: 
Robert Loggia  /  Alfred Hitchcock  /  Diana Scarwid
Separate Lives
Separate Lives

Separate Lives   1995

Release Date: 
1995

Rating: 5.1

genres: 
Drama  /  Thriller  /  Mystery
Stars: 
Linda Hamilton  /  Vera Miles  /  Jim Belushi
International Airport
International Airport

International Airport   1985

Release Date: 
1985

Rating: 6

genres: 
Drama
Stars: 
Kurtwood Smith  /  Vera Miles  /  George Kennedy
Into the Night
Into the Night

Into the Night   1985

Release Date: 
1985

Rating: 6.5

genres: 
Drama  /  Comedy  /  Thriller
Psycho II
Psycho II

Psycho II   1983

Release Date: 
1983

Rating: 6.4

genres: 
Horror  /  Thriller
Stars: 
Robert Loggia  /  Anthony Perkins  /  Vera Miles
BrainWaves
BrainWaves

BrainWaves   1983

Release Date: 
1983

Rating: 4.7

genres: 
Horror  /  Thriller  /  Science Fiction
Stars: 
Keir Dullea  /  Tony Curtis  /  Vera Miles

Acting

2010
The Psycho Legacy

as    Herself (archive footage)

1995
Separate Lives

as    Dr. Ruth Goldin

1985
International Airport

as    Elaine Corley

1985
Into the Night

as    Joan Caper

1983
Psycho II

as    Lila Loomis

1983
BrainWaves

as    Marian Koonan

1982
Mazes and Monsters

as    Cat

1978
And I Alone Survived

as    Irene Elder

1977
Fire!

as    Martha Wagner

1974
The Castaway Cowboy

as    Henrietta MacAvoy

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