Helen Ware: It Doesn’t Happen


Today this is the birthday of Helen Ware (Helen Remer, 1877-1939). Ware was already a star of Broadway and the silent screen before she made her vaudeville debut at the Palace and the Keith circuit in 1915 in the Channing Pollock playlet “It Doesn’t Happen.” She toured vaud again in its waning days in 1926. Her Broadway career lasted from 1905 through 1928; her film career, from 1914 through 1935. Notable films she appears include The Virginian (1929) with Gary Cooper and Walter Huston, and D.W. Griffith’s Abraham Lincoln (1930).

For more on vaudeville historyconsult No Applause, Just Throw Money: The Book That Made Vaudeville Famous, available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and wherever nutty books are sold.


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