Vera Miles

Vera Miles

Highest Rated: 100% Wichita (1955)

Lowest Rated: 14% Hellfighters (1968)

Birthday: Aug 23, 1929

Birthplace: Boise City, Oklahoma, USA

A warm, reliable and likable lead of features and TV beginning in the 1950s, Vera Miles got a prominent start but rarely seemed to get the roles her talent merited. An attractive, composed woman who worked as a model after placing third in the 1948 Miss America contest, she broke into films in 1951. Although her first leads were in modest films, her earnest, outdoorsy heroines suited her well for "The Rose Bowl Story" (1952) and Jacques Tourneur's stylish "Wichita" (1955). She also kept busy in TV anthologies, where she first worked with the directors who helmed her most important films. John Ford directed Miles in "Rookie of the Year" (1955), an episode of "Screen Directors Playhouse" which led him to cast her as an outspoken frontierswoman in his classic "The Searchers" (1956). Hitchcock, meanwhile, liked her work in "Revenge" (1955) on his "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" so much that he put her under personal contract.

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Highest rated movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 25% Separate Lives Dr. Ruth Goldin (Character) $326.2K 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Hijacking of the Achille Lauro Sophie Kubacki (Character) - 1989
38% 49% Into the Night Joan Caper (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Helen Keller: The Miracle Continues Kate Keller (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet 32% The Initiation Frances Fairchild (Character) - 1984
60% 54% Psycho II Lila Loomis (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Travis McGee: The Empty Copper Sea Julie Lawless (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet 19% Mazes and Monsters Cat (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet 17% BrainWaves Marian Koonan (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Our Family Business Patricia (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Run for the Roses Clarissa Stewart (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet And I Alone Survived Irene Elder (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fire! Martha Wagner (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Judge Horton and the Scottsboro Boys Mrs. Horton (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet McNaughton's Daughter Grace Coventry (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet 43% Smash-Up on Interstate 5 Erica (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet 29% The Castaway Cowboy Henrietta MacAvoy (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Underground Man Eleanor Strom (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live Again, Die Again Marcia Carmichael (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Strange and Deadly Occurrence Christine Rhodes (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Runaway! Ellen (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 38% One Little Indian Doris (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 22% Baffled! Andrea Glenn (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Great American Tragedy Gloria Wilkes (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 20% Molly and Lawless John Molly Parker (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jigsaw Lilah Beth Cummings (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Man on the Move Lilah Beth Cummings (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Howling in the Woods Rose Staines (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet In Search of America Jenny Olson (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Pattern of Morality Unknown (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Owen Marshall: Counselor at Law Joan Baldwin (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wild Country Kate Tanner (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cannon Dr. Adams (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dan August: The Lady Killers Carla (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet It Takes All Kinds Laura Ring (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Keep the Doctor Away Tracy Cannon (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Revolutionary Marisa Cummings (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Man of the People Hilary Vanderman (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sergeant Ryker Ann Ryker (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kona Coast Melissa Hyde (Character) - 1968
14% 74% Hellfighters Madelyn Buckman (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mission Batangas Joan Barnes (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Journey to the Unknown June Wiley (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet 75% The Spirit Is Willing Kate Powell (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 40% Gentle Giant Ellen Wedloe (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet One of Our Spies Is Missing Madame Raine De Sala (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet 77% Follow Me, Boys! Vida Downey (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet 54% A Tiger Walks Dorothy Williams (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Hanged Man Lois Seeger (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet 56% Those Calloways Lydia "Liddy" Calloway (Character) - 1964
94% 92% The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance Hallie Stoddard (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet 73% Back Street Liz Saxon (Character) - 1961
96% 95% Psycho Lila Crane (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lawbreakers Angela Walsh (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Touch of Larceny Virginia Killain (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Five Branded Women Daniza (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Web of Evidence Lena Anderson (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Beyond This Place Lena Anderson (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet 47% The FBI Story Lucy Ann Hardesty (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Beau James Betty Compton (Character) - 1957
92% 75% The Wrong Man Rose Balestrero (Character) - 1956
96% 88% The Searchers Laurie Jorgensen (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 67% 23 Paces to Baker Street Jean Lennox (Character) - 1956
89% No Score Yet Autumn Leaves Virginia Hanson (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tarzan's Hidden Jungle Jill Hardy (Character) - 1955
100% 67% Wichita Laurie McCoy (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pride of the Blue Grass Linda (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Charge at Feather River Jennie McKeever (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rose Bowl Story Denny Burke (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Tall Lie Kathy (Character) - 1952

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1990-1991 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hotel Unknown (Guest Star) 1987 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Finder of Lost Loves Unknown (Guest Star) 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Little House on the Prairie Unknown (Guest Star) 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Disney's Wonderful World Vida Downey (Character) 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fantasy Island Unknown (Guest Star) 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet How the West Was Won Unknown (Guest Star) 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Barnaby Jones Unknown (Guest Star) 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Movin' On Unknown (Guest Star) 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cannon Vivian Cabe (Guest Star) 1975 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Streets of San Francisco Catherine Wyatt (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet 84% Columbo Viveca Scott (Guest Star) 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alias Smith and Jones Unknown (Guest Star) 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1971 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dan August Carla (Guest Star) 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gunsmoke Dr. Sam McTavish (Guest Star) 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Name of the Game Unknown (Guest Star) 1969-1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gibbsville Unknown (Guest Star)
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mannix Jean McBride (Guest Star) 1969
100% No Score Yet The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Spy Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Three Sons Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagon Train Unknown (Guest Star) 1964-1965 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mr. Novak Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Hour Unknown (Character) 1965 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Outer Limits Unknown (Character) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fugitive Monica Welles (Guest Star) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Route 66 Ellen Barnes (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Laramie Anne Andrews (Guest Star) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Startime Unknown (Character) 1960
82% 95% The Twilight Zone Millicent Barnes (Character) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Zane Grey Theater Unknown (Character) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rawhide Unknown (Guest Star) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Climax! Unknown (Character) 1957-1958 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet Screen Directors Playhouse Unknown (Character) 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown (Character) 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet Medic Unknown (Guest Star) 1954

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