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Herta Ware (9 June 1917 – 15 August 2005; age 88) portrayed Yvette Gessard 'Maman' Picard in the Star Trek: The Next Generation first season episode "Where No One Has Gone Before". She was also the mother of fellow TNG guest star Ellen Geer.
Ware is perhaps best known for her part as Rosie in Cocoon (1985, featuring Clint Howard, cinematography by Don Peterman and music by James Horner). She had a role in 2010 (1984) as Jessie Bowman, Astronaut David Bowman's mother. The film featured make-ups by Michael Westmore. She also guested in TV shows such as The Golden Girls and ER.