Helen Ware

Helen Ware (born Helen Remer, October 15, 1877 – January 25, 1939)[1] was an American stage and film actress.

Helen Ware
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Ware in 1909
Helen Remer

(1877-10-15)October 15, 1877
DiedJanuary 25, 1939(1939-01-25) (aged 61)
Years active1914–1935
Spouse(s)Frederick Burt (1919–1939)

Early yearsEdit

Born to John August Remer and Elinor Maria (née Ware), Ware adopted her mother's maiden name as her professional name.[2] She had three siblings, Ada, Richard, and John Remer.[citation needed] Before becoming an actress, she worked as a governess and a swimming instructor.[2]


Ware debuted on stage in 1899 when she was a student at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Along with other students, she was an extra in a production of The Little Minister.[2]

She had a successful Broadway stage career making her first appearance in 1899 with Maude Adams, and by her 30s, she was playing the character parts for which she became famous. She began playing character parts in silent films in 1914 and continued into the sound era. Like Louise Closser Hale, Ware was a raven-haired woman for most of her stage career, but adopted an all-blond coif toward the late 1920s at the end of the silent era and into sound movies.[3]

Personal lifeEdit

She married actor Frederick Burt (1876-1943) in 1919.[citation needed]

Helen Ware on the cover of the 'New York Clipper, January 5, 1921.[4]


On January 25, 1939, Ware died of a throat infection, aged 61.[2]


Ware on left with George Fawcett as her husband and Clara Bow as their daughter in Beyond the Rainbow 1922, Bow's first film


  1. ^ Silent Film Necrology
  2. ^ a b c d "Helen Ware dies; actress 30 years". The New York Times. Associated Press. January 26, 1939. p. 27. Retrieved May 22, 2021.
  3. ^ brief bio Helen Ware profile, allmovie.com; accessed April 12, 2018.
  4. ^ "New York Clipper". Illinois Digital Newspaper Collections. Retrieved July 6, 2015.


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