Helen Ware (born Helen Remer, October 15, 1877 – January 25, 1939) was an American stage and film actress.
October 15, 1877
|Died||January 25, 1939 (aged 61)|
Carmel, California, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Frederick Burt (1919–1939)|
Born to John August Remer and Elinor Maria (née Ware), Ware adopted her mother's maiden name as her professional name. She had three siblings, Ada, Richard, and John Remer. Before becoming an actress, she worked as a governess and a swimming instructor.
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.
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.
She married actor Frederick Burt (1876-1943) in 1919.
On January 25, 1939, Ware died of a throat infection, aged 61.
- Your Girl and Mine: A Woman Suffrage Play (1914)
- The Price (1915)
- Cross Currents (1915)
- Secret Love (1916)
- The Garden of Allah (1916)
- The Haunted Pajamas (1917)
- National Red Cross Pageant (1917) *Lost film
- Thieves' Gold (1918) *Lost film
- The Deep Purple (1920) *Undetermined/presumably lost
- Colorado Pluck (1921)
- Beyond the Rainbow (1922)
- Fascination (1922) *Undetermined/presumably lost
- Mark of the Beast (1923)
- Soul-Fire (1925)
- Napoleon's Barber (1928) *Lost film
- New Year's Eve (1929) *Lost film
- Speakeasy (1929) *Lost film, but the soundtrack survives
- The Virginian (1929) as Mrs. 'Ma' Taylor
- Half Way to Heaven (1929)
- Slightly Scarlet (1930)
- She's My Weakness (1930)
- Abraham Lincoln (1930)
- One Night at Susie's (1930)
- Tol'able David (1930)
- Command Performance (1931)
- Party Husband (1931)
- I Take This Woman (1931)
- The Reckless Hour (1931)
- The Night of June 13 (1931)
- Flaming Gold (1932)
- Ladies They Talk About (1933)
- Girl Missing (1933)
- The Keyhole (1933)
- The Warrior's Husband (1933)
- HELEN WARE TIRES OF THE STAGE: Says It Is Drudgery ... New York Times article dated Monday September 11, 1911
- Helen Ware at IMDb
- Helen Ware at the Internet Broadway Database
- Helen Ware portrait gallery NY Public Library B.Rose Collection
- Helen Ware portrait early in her career University of Louisville, Macauley Theater Collection
- Helen Ware in long pre World War I dress University of Louisville Macauley Theater Collection
- Helen Ware in The Actor's Birthday Book 3rd Edition by Johnson Briscoe
- Helen Ware stage and film portraits; University of Washington, Sayre collection
- portrait 1923 with Josephine Victor and Henrietta Metcalfe(University of Kentucky) (Wayback Machine)