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Vera Miles ACTOR


Vera Miles was born on August 23rd, 1929 in Boise City, Oklahoma with the birth name Vera June Ralston to parents Burnice and Thomas Ralston.  She attended school in Pratt Kansas and Wichita, Kansas and graduated from Wichita North High School in 1947.    

When she entered a beauty contest in 1948 and won the title, "Miss Kansas" she then began getting involved in an acting career.  Miles first started with small roles on some films and television shows.
When two well known directors, Alfred Hitchcock and John Ford spotted her, Miles' career began to take off.  She changed her name to Vera Miles directly after arriving in Hollywood so she would not be confused with another actress on the circuit, Vera Ralston.  She first starred in Ford's film, "The Searchers" (1956) alongside John Wayne, Ward Bond, Jeffrey Hunter, Natalie Wood, John Qualen, Harry Carey Jr., Walter Coy, Henry Brandon, Ken Curtis and Hank Worden and then Hitchcock put her under a personal contract and cast her in the film, "The Wrong Man" (1956) co-starring Henry Fonda, Anthony Quayle and Harold J. Stone.  She soon followed with an appearance in, "Psycho" (1960) starring Janet Leigh, Anthony Perkins, John McIntire, John Gavin, Martin Balsam, Frank Albertson, Simon Oakland, John Anderson, Mort Mills, Pat Hitchcock, Lurene Tuttle and Vaughn Taylor and then Hitchcock used her on a film working alongside, James Stewart and John Wayne in, "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance" (1962) which also starred Lee Marvin, Edmond O'Brien, Woody Strode, Andy Devine, John Carradine, John Qualen, Strother Martin, Willis Bouchey, Ken Murray, Carleton Young, Denver Pyle, Shug Fisher, Robert F. Simon, Jeanette Nolan and Lee Van Cleef.  Even though both Ford and Hitchcock favored Miles, due to her various pregnancy's she was prevented from getting cast in a number of roles.

In 1966 Vera appeared in a Walt Disney prodction "Follow Me, Boys!" starring Fred MacMurray, Lillian Gish, Charlie Ruggles, Ken Murray, Kurt Russell, Parley Baer, Elliott Reid, Donald May and Luana Patten, which was the last production Walt Disney released before he died of lung cancer just two weeks later on December 15, 1966.
As her career progressed, Miles continued to star in a number of films such as, "The Outer Limits" (1963) and "The Fugitive" (1963).  Even well into the 1980's, Miles was still going strong in the film industry with more starring roles on the film, "Murder, She Wrote" (1984) and "Psycho II" (1983).  She also was highly involved in television work making various appearances on such series as, "Ironside" (1968) and in a couple, "Columbo" episodes along with Climax!" (1954-1958), "Medic" (1954), "Checkmate" (1961), "Zane Grey Theatre" (1960), "Wagon Train" (1959-1964) and "Burke's Law" (1964).  In 1995, Vera Miles finally retired from acting.   

Vera Miles married three times throughout her lifetime, first to Bob Miles from 1948 through 1954 and had two daughters with him, Debra and Kelley.  Her second marriage was to "Tarzan's Hidden Jungle" actor Gordon Scott from 1956 through 1960 and the couple had another child together, Michael Scott.  Miles, third and final marriage was to actor Keith Larsen from 1960 through 1971 and again she had another son, Eric Larsen. 
Miles still lives in California but refuses any public relations offers, including interviews and public appearances and has maintained a low profile since her retirement.


1995 Separate Lives 
1985-1991 Murder, She Wrote 
1989 The Hijacking of the Achille Lauro
1988 Simon & Simon
1984-1987 Hotel
1985 Crazy Like a Fox
1985 International Airport
1985 IInto the Night 
1985 Finder of Lost Loves 
1985 Canteen Ladies 
1982-1984 The Love Boat 
1984 Matt Houston
1984 Helen Keller: The Miracle Continues
1983 BrainWaves
1983 Psycho II 
1983 Travis McGee
1983 Trapper John, M.D.
1983 Little House on the Prairie 
1982 Mazes and Monsters 
1981 Magnum, P.I. 
1981 Our Family Business
1980 Roughnecks
1980 Buck Rogers in the 25th Century 
1978 And I Alone Survived 
1978 The Runaways
1978 Fantasy Island 
1978 How the West Was Won 
1977 Barnaby Jones
1977 Run for the Roses
1977 Fire!
1976 Smash-Up on Interstate 5 
1976 Judge Horton and the Scottsboro Boys 
1976 McNaughton's Daughter 
1976 Movin' On
1976 Ellery Queen
1976 State Fair 
1971-1975 Cannon
1975 The Streets of San Francisco
1975 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color 
1970-1974 Medical Center
1974 The Strange and Deadly Occurrence
1974 The Castaway Cowboy 
1974 The Underground Man 
1974 Live Again, Die Again 
1971-1973 Owen Marshall: Counselor at Law 
1973 Runaway! 
1973 Columbo 
1970-1973 Marcus Welby, M.D.
1973 One Little Indian 
1973 Baffled!
1972 Molly and Lawless John 
1972 A Great American Tragedy 
1972 Jigsaw
1971 A Howling in the Woods
1968-1971 Ironside
1971 Alias Smith and Jones
1971 In Search of America 
1966-1971 Bonanza
1971 Hawaii Five-O
1970 The Wild Country
1970 Dan August 
1963-1970 The Virginian
1970 Gunsmoke
1963-1970 Insight
1968-1970 The Name of the Game
1969 Mannix
1969 The F.B.I.
1969 It Takes All Kinds
1969 Journey to the Unknown
1968 Mission Batangas
1968 Hellfighters
1968 The Green Berets
1968 Kona Coast 
1967 Judd for the Defense
1967 Gentle Giant 
1967 Run for Your Life
1967 The Spirit Is Willing 
1966 ABC Stage 67 
1966 Follow Me, Boys!
1966 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. 
1965 I Spy
1965 My Three Sons 
1965 Sergeant Ryker 
1959-1965 Wagon Train
1965 Mr. Novak
1962-1965 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour
1965 Those Calloways 
1965 Slattery's People
1964 The Hanged Man
1964 Burke's Law 
1964 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre
1964 The Unknown 
1964 The Outer Limits
1964 A Tiger Walks  
1963 Kraft Suspense Theatre
1963 Arrest and Trial
1963 The Fugitive 
1962-1963 The Eleventh Hour
1962 The Dick Powell Theatre
1962 Route 66
1962 Sam Benedict
1962 The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance 
1962 The Detectives Starring Robert Taylor
1961 The Lawbreakers 
1961 Checkmate
1961 Frontier Circus
1961 Back Street
1961 The Asphalt Jungle 
1960 Laramie 
1960 Psycho 
1960 Startime
1960 5 Branded Women
1960 Twilight Zone
1960 Zane Grey Theatre
1959 A Touch of Larceny
1959 The FBI Story 
1959 Rawhide
1959 Riverboat
1959 Web of Evidence 
1958 Colgate Theatre 
1954-1958 Climax! 
1953-1958 Schlitz Playhouse
1958 Studio 57 
1957 Playhouse 90 
1957 Beau James
1954-1957 Lux Video Theatre
1956 The Wrong Man  
1956 General Electric Summer Originals
1956 Autumn Leaves
1956 23 Paces to Baker Street
1956 Strange Stories
1956 The Searchers  
1955 The 20th Century-Fox Hour
1955 Screen Directors Playhouse 
1955 Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1955 Wichita 
1954-1955 The Ford Television Theatre
1955 The Millionaire
1955 Science Fiction Theatre
1954-1955 The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse
1955 City Detective
1955 Tarzan's Hidden Jungle 
1954 Four Star Playhouse 
1954 Medic
1954 Hallmark Hall of Fame
1954 Pride of the Blue Grass
1954 Crown Theatre with Gloria Swanson
1953 So Big 
1953 The Charge at Feather River 
1953 The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms 
1952 The Rose Bowl Story 
1952 For Men Only 
1951 Two Tickets to Broadway 
1950 When Willie Comes Marching Home 

Matinee Classics - Hellfighters
Matinee Classics - The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance starring John Wayne, James Stewart, Vera Miles, Edmond OBrien, Lee Marvin, Andy Devine, Ken Murray, John Carradine, Jeanette Nolan, John Qualen, Willis Bouchey, Carelton Young, Woody Strode, Denver Pyle, Strother Martin, Lee Van Cleef, Robert F. Simon, O.Z. Whitehead, Paul Birch and Joseph Hoover
Matinee Classics - The Searchers starring John Wayne, Jeffrey Hunter, Natalie Wood, Ward Bond, Vera Miles, John Qualen, Olive Carey, Hary Carey Jr., Henry Brandon, Ken Curtis, Antonio Moreno, Hank Worden, Beulah Archuletta, Walter Coy, Dorothy Jordon, Pippa Scott, Patrick Wayne and Lana Wood
Matinee Classics - One Little Indian starring James Garner, Vera Miles, Pat Hingle, Morgan Woodward, John Doucette, Clay O'Brien, Robert Pine, Bruce Glover, Ken Swofford, Jay Silverheels, Andrew Prine, Jodie Foster, Walter Brooke, Rudy Diaz and John C. Flinn III
Matinee Classics - Psycho starring Anthony Perkins,Janet Leigh, Vera Miles, John Gavin, Martin Balsam, Simon Oakland, John McIntyre, Lurene Tuttle, Vaughn Taylor, Frank Albertson, Patricia Hitchcock, John Anderson, Mort Mills, Virginia Gregg, Jeanette Nolan, and Paul Jasmin
Matinee Classics - Psycho starring Anthony Perkins,Janet Leigh, Vera Miles, John Gavin, Martin Balsam, Simon Oakland, John McIntyre, Lurene Tuttle, Vaughn Taylor, Frank Albertson, Patricia Hitchcock, John Anderson, Mort Mills, Virginia Gregg, Jeanette Nolan, and Paul Jasmin
Matinee Classics - Psycho starring Anthony Perkins,Janet Leigh, Vera Miles, John Gavin, Martin Balsam, Simon Oakland, John McIntyre, Lurene Tuttle, Vaughn Taylor, Frank Albertson, Patricia Hitchcock, John Anderson, Mort Mills, Virginia Gregg, Jeanette Nolan, and Paul Jasmin
Matinee Classics - Tarzan's Hidden Jungle starring Gordon Scott, Vera Miles, Peter van Eyck, Jack Elam, Charles E. Fredericks and Richard Reeves
Matinee Classics - The Castaway Cowboy starring James Garner, Vera Miles, Robert Culp, Eric Shea, Elizabeth Smith, Manu Tupou, Gregory Sierra, Shug Fisher, Nephi Hannemann, Lito Capina, Ralph Hanalei, Lee Wood, Luis Delgado, Buddy Joe Hooker and Kim Kahana
Matinee Classics - The Charge at Feather River starring Guy Madison, Frank Lovejoy, Helen Westcott, Vera Miles, Dick Wesson, Onslow Stevens, Steve Brodie, Ron Haggerty, Fay Roope, Nevile Brand, Henry Kulky, Lane Chandler, Fred Carson, James Brown and Ralph Brooks

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