Aug. 23rd, 1929
Boise City, Oklahoma, USA
Vera Miles' Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles1983 - Psycho II
1968 - The Green Berets
1968 - Hellfighters
1967 - The Spirit Is Willing
1965 - Those Calloways
1962 - The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
1961 - Back Street
1960 - Psycho
1956 - The Searchers
1956 - The Wrong Man
1956 - Autumn Leaves
1953 - The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms
Guest TV Roles
Born in Oklahoma, Vera Miles (born Vera Ralston, she had to change her name, as Republic Pictures' resident leading lady Vera Ralston got to Hollywood first) attended school in Pratt and Wichita, Kansas. Entering the beauty pageant circuit, she became "Miss Kansas" in 1948, and went to Hollywood soon soon after. She began landing small roles in minor films and in television. After a few such parts she was cast by John Ford (I) as the spunky ingenue in the Western classic The Searchers (1956). More leading roles quickly followed, and for a brief period she shone in a number of major films. However much of her subsequent work, both in feature films and in television movies, has been in material considerably below her abilities.
- In _The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)_ (qv), 'John Wayne (I)' (qv) pursued Miss Miles, but lost her to 'James Stewart (I)' (qv). Six years later, his luck improved. Miles played Wayne's wife in _Hellfighters (1968)_ (qv) and _The Green Berets (1968)_ (qv), though her scenes in the latter were left on the cutting room floor.
- Mother of 'Eric Larsen (I)' (qv), who was born on 30 April 1961 in Burbank, California.
- Son Michael Scott born 1957
- Many people, for years, have argued over what Miles' middle name is. Some people say June, while others say May.
- Placed third in the Miss America contest in 1948.
- In the late 1940s, made a television commercial for Lustre Creme shampoo.
- Appeared in the trailer for _The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms (1953)_ (qv).
- By sheer coincidence, all three of Vera's handsome, strapping ex-husbands died within a short time span. Her third husband, 'Keith Larsen' (qv) died on December 13, 2006; first husband/stuntman and small part actor 'Bob Miles (II)' (qv) died on April 12, 2007; and bodybuilder second husband actor 'Gordon Scott (I)' (qv), who played Tarzan in films, died on April 30, 2007.
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