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Vera Miles


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, ... See full bio »
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 1995 Separate Lives
Dr. Ruth Goldin
 1985-1991 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Nancy Landon / Charmaine Calloway Thompson / Warden Elizabeth Gates
- Thursday's Child (1991) ... Nancy Landon
- See You in Court, Baby (1990) ... Charmaine Calloway Thompson
- Jessica Behind Bars (1985) ... Warden Elizabeth Gates
 1989 The Hijacking of the Achille Lauro (TV Movie)
Sophie Kubacki
 1988 Simon & Simon (TV Series)
Catherine Van Alder-Vicente
- The Richer They Are the Harder They Fall (1988) ... Catherine Van Alder-Vicente
 1984-1987 Hotel (TV Series)
Ruth / Grace Harlan / Millie Broom / ...
- All the King's Horses (1987) ... Ruth
- Imperfect Union (1985) ... Grace Harlan
- New Beginnings (1985) ... Millie Broom
- Wedding (1984) ... Teresa Clayborne
 1985 Canteen Ladies (TV Movie)
 1985 Crazy Like a Fox (TV Series)
 1985 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
- Revenge (1985) ... (credit only)
 1985 International Airport (TV Movie)
Elaine Corley
 1985 Into the Night
Joan Caper
 1985 Finder of Lost Loves (TV Series)
Joanna Shaw
- Deadly Silence (1985) ... Joanna Shaw
 1984 The Initiation
Frances Fairchild
 1982-1984 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Eve Springer / Arlène Kunper / Bess Hensinger
- Paying the Piper/Baby Sister/Help Wanted (1984) ... Eve Springer
- Bricker's Boy/Lotions of Love/The Hustlers (1983) ... Arlène Kunper
 1984 Matt Houston (TV Series)
Mary Haywood
- The High Fashion Murders (1984) ... Mary Haywood
 1983 BrainWaves
Marian Koonan
 1983 Travis McGee (TV Movie)
Julie Lawless
 1983 Trapper John, M.D. (TV Series)
Liz Waleska
- Blue Genes (1983) ... Liz Waleska
 1983 Little House on the Prairie (TV Series)
Ruthy Leland
- The Last Summer (1983) ... Ruthy Leland
 1982 Mazes and Monsters (TV Movie)
Cat
 1981 Magnum, P.I. (TV Series)
Joan Gibson
 1981 Our Family Business (TV Movie)
Patricia
 1980 Roughnecks (TV Movie)
Ida McBride
 1980 Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (TV Series)
Tora
- Flight of the War Witch (1980) ... Tora
 1978 And I Alone Survived (TV Movie)
Irene Elder
 1978 The Runaways (TV Series)
 1978 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Martha Tate
- Superstar/Salem (1978) ... Martha Tate
 1978 How the West Was Won (TV Mini-Series)
Beth
 1977 Barnaby Jones (TV Series)
Diane Magnus
- The Reincarnation (1977) ... Diane Magnus
 1977 Run for the Roses
Clarissa Stewart
 1977 Fire! (TV Movie)
Martha Wagner
 1976 Smash-Up on Interstate 5 (TV Movie)
Erica
 1976 Judge Horton and the Scottsboro Boys (TV Movie)
Mrs. Horton
 1976 McNaughton's Daughter (TV Movie)
Grace Coventry
 1976 Movin' On (TV Series)
Sheila Powers
- Sing It Again, Sonny (1976) ... Sheila Powers
 1976 Ellery Queen (TV Series)
Celeste Wakefield
- The Adventure of the Two-Faced Woman (1976) ... Celeste Wakefield
 1976 State Fair (TV Movie)
Melissa Bryant
 1972-1975 Cannon (TV Series)
Vivian Kaid / Dr. Adams
- Fall Guy (1975) ... Vivian Kaid
- To Kill a Guinea Pig (1972) ... Dr. Adams
 1975 The Streets of San Francisco (TV Series)
Catherine Wyatt
- Men Will Die (1975) ... Catherine Wyatt
 1975 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
Kate Tannen
- Wild Country: Part 2 (1975) ... Kate Tannen
 1970-1974 Medical Center (TV Series)
Nora Crayton / Eva / Dr. Gloria Howell
- The Bribe (1974) ... Eva
- Shock!: Part 2 (1972) ... Nora Crayton
- Shock!: Part 1 (1971) ... Nora Crayton
- The Clash (1970) ... Dr. Gloria Howell
 1974 The Strange and Deadly Occurrence (TV Movie)
Christine Rhodes
 1974 The Castaway Cowboy
Henrietta MacAvoy
 1974 The Underground Man (TV Movie)
Eleanor Strom
 1974 Live Again, Die Again (TV Movie)
Marcia Carmichael
 1971-1973 Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law (TV Series)
Nancy Hodges / Joan Baldwin
- N Is for Nightmare (1973) ... Nancy Hodges
- Pilot (1971) ... Joan Baldwin
 1973 Runaway! (TV Movie)
Ellen
 1973 Columbo (TV Series)
Viveca Scott
- Lovely But Lethal (1973) ... Viveca Scott
 1970-1973 Marcus Welby, M.D. (TV Series)
Janet Devaney / Helen Wagner
- The Panic Path (1973) ... Janet Devaney
- The "Merely" Syndrome (1970) ... Helen Wagner
 1973 One Little Indian
Doris
 1973 Baffled! (TV Movie)
Andrea Glenn
 1972 Molly and Lawless John
Molly Parker
 1972 A Great American Tragedy (TV Movie)
Gloria Wilkes
 1972 Jigsaw (TV Movie)
Lilah Beth Cummings
 1971 A Howling in the Woods (TV Movie)
Rose Staines
 1968-1971 Ironside (TV Series)
Gloria Campbell / Barbara Richards / Barbara Jones / ...
- In the Line of Duty (1971) ... Gloria Campbell
- Goodbye to Yesterday (1969) ... Barbara Richards
- Barbara Who (1968) ... Barbara Jones / Lois Richards
 1971 Alias Smith and Jones (TV Series)
Belle Jordan
- The Posse That Wouldn't Quit (1971) ... Belle Jordan
 1971 Cannon (TV Movie)
Diana Langston
 1971 In Search of America (TV Movie)
Jenny Olson
 1966-1971 Bonanza (TV Series)
Mrs. April Christopher / Sarah Lowell
- A Time to Die (1971) ... Mrs. April Christopher
- Four Sisters from Boston (1966) ... Sarah Lowell
 1971 Hawaii Five-O (TV Series)
Flora Whiting
- Dear Enemy (1971) ... Flora Whiting
 1970 The Wild Country
Kate Tanner
 1970 Dan August (TV Series)
Carla
- When the Shouting Dies (1970) ... Carla
 1963-1970 The Virginian (TV Series)
Amelia Ballard / Maggie Menken / Miss Wallace
- Experiment at New Life (1970) ... Amelia Ballard
- Portrait of a Widow (1964) ... Maggie Menken
- The Man Who Couldn't Die (1963) ... Miss Wallace
 1970 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Dr. Sam McTavish
- Sam McTavish, M.D. (1970) ... Dr. Sam McTavish
 1963-1970 Insight (TV Series)
Lucy / Mme Bernice / Marion / ...
- Prometheus Bound (1970) ... Lucy
- Madam (1967) ... Mme Bernice
- Why Sparrows Fall (1966) ... Marion
- The Conspirator (1963) ... Maria
 1968-1970 The Name of the Game (TV Series)
Hilary Vanderman / Tracy Cannon / Marisa Cummings
- Man of the People (1970) ... Hilary Vanderman
- Keep the Doctor Away (1969) ... Tracy Cannon
- The Revolutionary (1968) ... Marisa Cummings
 1969 Mannix (TV Series)
Jean McBride
- Return to Summer Grove (1969) ... Jean McBride
 1969 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
Kate Burke
- The Swindler (1969) ... Kate Burke
 1969 It Takes All Kinds
Laura Ring
 1969 Journey to the Unknown (TV Movie)
June Wiley (episode 'Matakitas Is Coming')
 1968 Journey to the Unknown (TV Series)
June Wiley
- Matakitas Is Coming (1968) ... June Wiley
 1968 Hellfighters
Madelyn Buckman
 1968 Mission Batangas
Joan Barnes
 1968 The Green Berets
Mrs. Lee Kirby (scenes deleted)
 1968 Kona Coast
Melissa Hyde
 1968 Sergeant Ryker
Ann Ryker
 1967 Judd for the Defense (TV Series)
Lydia Gray
- Everyone Loved Harlan But His Wife (1967) ... Lydia Gray
 1967 Run for Your Life (TV Series)
Rachel Pike
- The Inhuman Predicament (1967) ... Rachel Pike
 1967 The Spirit Is Willing
Kate Powell
 1966 ABC Stage 67 (TV Series)
Adele
- The People Trap (1966) ... Adele
 1965 I Spy (TV Series)
Rachel
- Affair in T'Sien Cha (1965) ... Rachel
 1965 My Three Sons (TV Series)
Ernestine Coulter
- Brother, Ernie (1965) ... Ernestine Coulter
- Red Tape Romance (1965) ... Ernestine Coulter
- The First Marriage (1965) ... Ernestine Coulter
 1959-1965 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Anne Reed / Janice Stuart / Sister Rita
- The Silver Lady (1965) ... Anne Reed
- The Bob Stuart Story (1964) ... Janice Stuart
- The Sister Rita Story (1959) ... Sister Rita
 1965 Mr. Novak (TV Series)
Sister Gervaise
- There's a Penguin in My Garden (1965) ... Sister Gervaise
 1962-1965 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series)
Nicky Revere / Daphne
- Death Scene (1965) ... Nicky Revere
- Don't Look Behind You (1962) ... Daphne
 1965 Those Calloways
Lydia (Liddy) Calloway
 1965 Slattery's People (TV Series)
Lucy Hampton
- Question: How Long Is the Shadow of a Man? (1965) ... Lucy Hampton
 1964 The Hanged Man (TV Movie)
Lois Seeger
 1964 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Claudia Sutton
- Who Killed the Horne of Plenty? (1964) ... Claudia Sutton
 1964 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
Beth
- The Sojourner (1964) ... Beth
 1964 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
Kasha Paine
- The Forms of Things Unknown (1964) ... Kasha Paine
 1964 The Unknown (TV Movie)
Kassia Paine
 1963 Kraft Suspense Theatre (TV Series)
Ann Ryker
- The Case Against Paul Ryker: Part 2 (1963) ... Ann Ryker
- The Case Against Paul Ryker: Part 1 (1963) ... Ann Ryker
 1963 Arrest and Trial (TV Series)
Jean Forbes
- Isn't It a Lovely View (1963) ... Jean Forbes
 1963 The Fugitive (TV Series)
Monica Welles
- Fear in a Desert City (1963) ... Monica Welles
 1962-1963 The Eleventh Hour (TV Series)
Kate Sommers / Ann Costigan
- Ann Costigan: A Duel on a Field of White (1962) ... Ann Costigan
 1962 The Dick Powell Theatre (TV Series)
Stella Calman
- Crazy Sunday (1962) ... Stella Calman
 1962 Route 66 (TV Series)
Ellen Barnes
 1962 Sam Benedict (TV Series)
Midge Maddon
- Maddon's Folly (1962) ... Midge Maddon
 1962 The Detectives (TV Series)
Lucy Forrest
- Three Blind Mice: Part 2 (1962) ... Lucy Forrest
- Three Blind Mice: Part 1 (1962) ... Lucy Forrest
 1961 Checkmate (TV Series)
Zoe Kamens
- The Crimson Pool (1961) ... Zoe Kamens
 1961 Frontier Circus (TV Series)
Maureen McBride
- Lippizan (1961) ... Maureen McBride
 1961 Back Street
Liz Saxon
 1961 The Asphalt Jungle (TV Series)
Angela Walsh
- The Lady and the Lawyer (1961) ... Angela Walsh
 1954-1960 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Debra Stone / Nora Douglas / Mrs. Eaton / ...
- The Camel's Foot (1960) ... Debra Stone
- Nora (1959) ... Nora Douglas
- Emergency Call (1956) ... Mrs. Eaton
- Walking John Stopped Here (1954) ... Terry
 1960 Laramie (TV Series)
Anne Andrews
- Three Rode West (1960) ... Anne Andrews
 1960 Startime (TV Series)
Jean Medwick
- Incident at a Corner (1960) ... Jean Medwick
 1960 5 Branded Women
Daniza
 1960 Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Millicent Barnes
- Mirror Image (1960) ... Millicent Barnes
 1960 Zane Grey Theater (TV Series)
Jenny Breckenridge
- Miss Jenny (1960) ... Jenny Breckenridge
 1959 A Touch of Larceny
Virginia Killain
 1959 Rawhide (TV Series)
Helen Walsh
- Incident at the Buffalo Smokehouse (1959) ... Helen Walsh
 1959 Riverboat (TV Series)
Jeanette Mowbray
- About Roger Mowbray (1959) ... Jeanette Mowbray
 1959 Web of Evidence
Lena Anderson
 1958 Colgate Theatre (TV Series)
Judy Gregory
- Mr. Tutt (1958) ... Judy Gregory
 1954-1958 Climax! (TV Series)
Janet Reese / Jan Michaels / Sally Jordan
- House of Doubt (1958) ... Janet Reese
- Sound of the Moon (1958) ... Jan Michaels
- The Hand of Evil (1957) ... Sally Jordan
 1953-1958 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Sarah Larkin
- Penny Wise (1958)
- The Letter (1956)
- The Great Lady (1954) ... Sarah Larkin
- The Soil (1953)
 1957 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Carolyn Cook
- Panic Button (1957) ... Carolyn Cook
 1957 Beau James
Betty Compton
 1954-1957 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Jenny / Christine Carroll Kimberly / Audrey O'Connor / ...
- The Taggart Light (1957) ... Jenny
- Because of You (1956) ... Christine Carroll Kimberly
- The Inside Story (1955) ... Audrey O'Connor
- The Exposure of Michael O'Reilly (1954) ... Maureen O'Reilly
- Shall Not Perish (1954) ... Intermission Guest
 1956 General Electric Summer Originals (TV Series)
- Great Lady (1956)
 1956 Autumn Leaves
Virginia Hanson
 1956 23 Paces to Baker Street
Jean Lennox
 1956 Strange Stories (TV Series)
Susan Harris
- Such a Nice Little Girl (1956) ... Susan Harris
 1955 The 20th Century-Fox Hour (TV Series)
Virginia
- Man on the Ledge (1955) ... Virginia
 1955 Screen Directors Playhouse (TV Series)
Ruth Dahlberg
- Rookie of the Year (1955) ... Ruth Dahlberg
 1955 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Elsa Spann
- Revenge (1955) ... Elsa Spann
 1955 Wichita
Laurie McCoy
 1954-1955 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Angela / Nancy Carr
- P.J. and the Lady (1955) ... Angela
- The Tryst (1954) ... Nancy Carr
 1955 The Millionaire (TV Series)
Merle Roberts
- The Merle Roberts Story (1955) ... Merle Roberts
 1955 Science Fiction Theatre (TV Series)
Dr. Jan Corey
- No Food for Thought (1955) ... Dr. Jan Corey
 1954-1955 The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse (TV Series)
Daughter / Nancy
- The House Where Time Stopped (1955) ... Daughter
- The Grey and Gold Dress (1954) ... Nancy
 1955 City Detective (TV Series)
Carol Martin
- Goodbye Old Paint (1955) ... Carol Martin
 1955 Tarzan's Hidden Jungle
Jill Hardy
 1954 Four Star Playhouse (TV Series)
Julie Tolin / Maggie
- A Championship Affair (1954) ... Julie Tolin
- My Own Dear Dragon (1954) ... Maggie
 1954 Medic (TV Series)
Janie
- The Wild Intruder (1954) ... Janie
 1954 Immortal Oath (TV Movie)
 1954 Crown Theatre with Gloria Swanson (TV Series)
Lois Wheeler
- This Day Is Yours (1954) ... Lois Wheeler
 1953 So Big
Girl (uncredited)
 1953 The Charge at Feather River
Jennie McKeever
 1953 The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms
Woman in Trailer (uncredited)
 1952 The Rose Bowl Story
Denny Burke
 1952 For Men Only
Kathy
 1951 Two Tickets to Broadway
Showgirl (uncredited)
 1951 Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
- The Seven Graces (1951)
 1950 When Willie Comes Marching Home
Laughing Sergeant's date (uncredited)
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