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Herta Ware (1917–2005)

The meek, docile, child-like aura and unassuming tiny frame of this veteran character lady belied a surprising survivor instinct and strong, liberal fortitude. Actress Herta Ware was born in Wilmington, Delaware, in 1917, the daughter of an actor father and musician mother. Her grandfather was a union activist who joined the Socialist Party in ... See full bio »

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 2000 Beautiful
Clara
 1998-2000 Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction (TV Series)
Old woman (The Gravedigger's Nemesis) / Old Woman
- The Find/The Golden Cue/The FBI Story/The Gravedigger's Nemesis/Last Rites (2000) ... Old woman (The Gravedigger's Nemesis)
- The Getaway (1998) ... Old Woman
 1999 Held Up
Alice
 1998 The Politics of Desire
The Radio Listener
 1998 Practical Magic
Old Lady Wilkes
 1997 St. Patrick's Day
Aunt Delia
 1996 Tracey Takes On... (TV Series)
Ida Levitz
- Law (1996) ... Ida Levitz
 1996 Co-ed Call Girl (TV Movie)
Customer
 1996 Alien Nation: Millennium (TV Movie)
Alana
 1995 Misery Loves Company (TV Series)
Old Hildy
- The Witches of East 6th (1995) ... Old Hildy
 1995 Species
Mrs. Morris
 1995 Top Dog
Wilder's Mother
 1994 ER (TV Series)
Mrs. Franks
- Day One (1994) ... Mrs. Franks
 1993 When Jesus Was a Kid (Video short)
 1992 Civil Wars (TV Series)
- Oboe Phobia (1992)
 1992 Crazy in Love (TV Movie)
Pem
 1991 Eerie, Indiana (TV Series)
Mary B. Carter
- The Dead Letter (1991) ... Mary B. Carter
 1991 Lonely Hearts
Gran
 1991 Soapdish
Old Woman
 1991 The New Adam-12 (TV Series)
Claire
- 211 Pizza (1991) ... Claire
 1990 The Munsters Today (TV Series)
The Widow Johansen
- That's Gratitude (1990) ... The Widow Johansen
 1990 Miracle Landing (TV Movie)
Dorothy Hendricks
 1989 Just the Ten of Us (TV Series)
Sister Cyril
- Song of Constance (1989) ... Sister Cyril
 1988 The Golden Girls (TV Series)
Ida
 1988 Dakota
Aunt Zard
 1988 Critters 2
Nana
 1988 Cagney & Lacey (TV Series)
Wilma Minton
- Old Flames (1988) ... Wilma Minton
 1987 Beauty and the Beast (TV Series)
Sylvia
- Siege (1987) ... Sylvia
 1987 Dirty Laundry
Grandmother Verna
 1987 Promised Land
Mrs. Higgins
 1987 Slam Dance
Mrs. Raines
 1987 Crime Story (TV Series)
Old Lady
- The Pinnacle (1987) ... Old Lady
 1986 Sidekicks (TV Series)
Mamie
- Grey Belts (1986) ... Mamie
 1986 Amazing Stories (TV Series)
Grandma Helen
- Grandpa's Ghost (1986) ... Grandma Helen
 1986 Crossings (TV Mini-Series)
Mrs. Emma Zimmerman
- Episode #1.1 (1986) ... Mrs. Emma Zimmerman
 1986 Child's Cry (TV Movie)
Mrs. Hartounian
 1985 Scarecrow and Mrs. King (TV Series)
- Over the Limit (1985)
 1985 Wildside (TV Series)
Mrs. Brinkenhoff
- Well Known Secret (1985) ... Mrs. Brinkenhoff
 1984 Highway to Heaven (TV Series)
Grandma
- Another Song for Christmas (1984) ... Grandma
 1984 2010
Jessie Bowman
 1983 Knots Landing (TV Series)
Ethel Marcus
- Secrets Cry Aloud (1983) ... Ethel Marcus
 1980 Dr. Heckyl and Mr. Hype
Old lady on Bus
 1980 The Black Marble
Grand Duchess
 1978 A Question of Guilt (TV Movie)
Miriam's Mother
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Stage Play: Let Freedom Ring. Written by Albert Bein. From the novel "To Make My Bread" by Grace Lumpkin. Directed by Worthington Miner. Broadhurst Theatre (6 Nov 1935- circa 29 Nov 1935, then moved to The Civic Repertory Theatre from 1 Dec 1935 to close): 6 Nov 1935- Feb 1935 (closing date unknown/108 performances). Cast: Richard Allen, ... See more »
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Personal Quote:

Being blacklisted is a special thing. I'm going to try to describe it to you. First, you must realize that you'll never know what hit you. Your agent will smile and tell you to keep checking as work fades from both your memories. The position of importance you felt when you came into his office doesn't exist, and the phone rings - welcome excuse - the visit is over. The money that poured into his... See more »

Trivia:

Herta's daughter, Melora Marshall, portrayed her in a 1995 production at the Theatricum Botanicum entitled "And the Dark Cloud Came," the Geer's personal story of the McCarthy blacklisting and its effects. Herta played her own grandmother, labor activist Ella Reeve Bloor, in the family epic, and another daughter Ellen Geer co-directed the production. See more »

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