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Beryl Mercer (1876–1939)

Too short to be a leading lady, Beryl Mercer had a very active and productive career playing motherly characters. She played opposite great leading men, such as Colin Clive, Robert Montgomery, James Cagney, Gary Cooper, Leslie Howard, Spencer Tracy, and Randolph Scott. She also played Queen Victoria in The Little Princess (1939) and The Story of ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Little Princess Queen Victoria
The Public Enemy Ma Powers


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 1939 A Woman Is the Judge
Mrs. Butler
 1939 The Story of Alexander Graham Bell
Queen Victoria
 1939 The Hound of the Baskervilles
Mrs. Jennifer Mortimer
 1939 The Little Princess
Queen Victoria
 1937 Night Must Fall
 1937 Call It a Day
Mrs. Elkins, the Cook
 1936 My Marriage
Mrs. Dolan
 1936 Three Live Ghosts
Mrs. Gibbins
 1935 Magnificent Obsession
Mrs. Eden
 1935 Hitch Hike Lady
Mrs. Bayne
 1935 Forbidden Heaven
Agnes, 'The Duchess'
 1935 Age of Indiscretion
Mrs. Williams
 1934 The Little Minister
 1934 Jane Eyre
Mrs. Fairfax
 1934 Change of Heart
Harriet Hawkins
 1933 Broken Dreams
 1933 Berkeley Square
Mrs. Barwick
 1933 Blind Adventure
 1933 Supernatural
Madame Gourjan - Paul's Landlady
 1933 Her Splendid Folly
Mrs. McAllister
 1933 Cavalcade
 1932 6 Hours to Live
The Widow
 1932 Smilin' Through
Mrs. Crouch
 1932 Midnight Morals
Mother O'Brien, the Prison Matron
 1932 No Greater Love
Mrs. Burns
 1932 Unholy Love
Mrs. Cawley
 1932 Young America
Grandma Beamish
 1932 Lena Rivers
Grandmother Nichols
 1932 Devil's Lottery
Mrs. Mary Ann Meech
 1932 Lovers Courageous
Mrs. Smith
 1931 Forgotten Women
Fern Madden
 1931 Are These Our Children
Mrs. Martin - Eddie's Grandma
 1931 Merely Mary Ann
Mrs. Leadbatter
 1931 The Miracle Woman
Mrs. Higgins
 1931 The Man in Possession
Mrs. Dabney
 1931 The Sky Spider
Mother Morgan
 1931 The Public Enemy
Ma Powers
 1931 East Lynne
 1931 Inspiration
Marthe, Yvonne's Maid
 1930 Outward Bound
Mrs. Midget
 1930 An Intimate Dinner in Celebration of Warner Bros. Silver Jubilee (Short)
Mrs. Warner Bros. Pictures
 1930 The Matrimonial Bed
 1930 Common Clay
Mrs. Neal
 1930 In Gay Madrid
Doña Concha
 1930 Dumbbells in Ermine
Grandma Corey
 1930 All Quiet on the Western Front
Paul's Mother
 1930 Seven Days Leave
Sarah Ann Dowey
 1929 Three Live Ghosts
Mrs. Gubbins
 1929 Mother's Boy
 1928 We Americans
Mrs. Levine
 1923 The Christian
 1922 Broken Chains
Mrs. Mulcahy
 1916 The Final Curtain
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Stage Play: Quarantine. Comedy. Written by F. Tennyson Jesse. Revised by Edgar Selwyn. Directed by Edgar Selwyn. Henry Miller's Theatre: 16 Dc 1924- 27 Apr 1925 (151 performances). Cast: Percy Ames (as "Silent Passenger"), Phil Bishop (as "Mr. Dobson"), Sidney Blackmer (as "Tony Blunt"), Jennie Dickerson (as "Mrs. Burroughs"), Edward Eliscu... See more »

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4' 11" (1.5 m)

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