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Vera Miles Biography

Birth Name:
Vera June Ralston
Birth Place:
Boise City, Oklahoma, United States

Fast Facts

  • Crowned Miss Kansas in 1948, and was second runner-up in the Miss America Pageant later that year
  • Changed last name to Miles (her first married surname) upon arrival in Hollywood since a Vera Ralston was already working in the industry at the time
  • Cast in Vertigo opposite Jimmy Stewart, but her pregnancy and subsequent production delays cost her the role
  • Was a contestant on You Bet Your Life in 1951
  • Performed in 1968's The Green Berets but her scenes as John Wayne's wife were cut from the movie prior to its release