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Beryl Mercer

Beryl Mercer
Personal information
Birth date13 August 1882
Place of birthSeville, Spain
Date of death28 July 1939(age 56)
Death placeSanta Monica, California, U.S.
Years active1916 - 1939
SpouseMaitland Paisley (1896-19??; divorced); 1 child
Holmes Herbert; 1 child

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Beryl Mercer (13 August 1882 - 28 July 1939) was a Spanish-born American-based actress of the 1920s and 1930s.

Born to British parents in Seville, Beryl Mercer was best-known for her motherly roles in film and regularly appeared as a grandmother or cook or maid in some high profile films. She appeared in more than fifty films between 1916 and 1939 but her career was at a peak in the early- to mid-1930s when she regularly starred in between five and ten films a year.

In 1933 Mercer appeared in Cavalcade, as a cook, and the following year made appearances in Jane Eyre, The Little Minister, and The Richest Girl in the World. In 1939, she appeared in The Little Princess as Queen Victoria.

Mercer died in Santa Monica, California in 1939, aged 56, following surgery for an undisclosed ailment.

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