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Vera Miles

Gender: female | Birthday: 1929-08-23 | Place of Birth:

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.

Movies of Vera Miles

Kopfüber in die Nacht
Kopfüber in die Nacht

Kopfüber in die Nacht   

Release Date: 
1985

Rating: 6.3

Director: Paul Bartel / Don Siegel /

Psycho II
Psycho II

Psycho II   

Release Date: 
1983

Rating: 6.1

Director: Richard Franklin / Tom Holland /

Labyrinth der Monster
Labyrinth der Monster

Labyrinth der Monster   

Release Date: 
1982

Rating: 4.4

Director: Tom Hanks / Steven Hilliard Stern /

Die Unerschrockenen
Die Unerschrockenen

Die Unerschrockenen   

Release Date: 
1968

Rating: 6.2

Director: Andrew V. McLaglen / John Wayne /

Vierzig Draufgänger
Vierzig Draufgänger

Vierzig Draufgänger   

Release Date: 
1966

Rating: 4.9

Director: Norman Tokar /

Der Mann, der Liberty Valance erschoß
Der Mann, der Liberty Valance erschoß

Der Mann, der Liberty Valance erschoß   

Release Date: 
1962

Rating: 7.4

Director: Wingate Smith / Chet Brandenburg /

Psycho
Psycho

Psycho   

Release Date: 
1960

Rating: 8.2

Director: Lester Wm. Berke / Alfred Hitchcock /

Geheimagent des FBI
Geheimagent des FBI

Geheimagent des FBI   

Release Date: 
1959

Rating: 4.3

Director: Mervyn LeRoy /

Der falsche Mann
Der falsche Mann

Der falsche Mann   

Release Date: 
1956

Rating: 6.9

Director: Alfred Hitchcock / Daniel McCauley /

23 Schritte zum Abgrund
23 Schritte zum Abgrund

23 Schritte zum Abgrund   

Release Date: 
1956

Rating: 6

Director: Henry Hathaway /

Der schwarze Falke
Der schwarze Falke

Der schwarze Falke   

Release Date: 
1956

Rating: 7.7

Director: John Wayne / John Ford /

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