HER STAGE CAREER BEGAN IN CHILDHOOD Beryl Mercer, wno portrays Mrs. Midget, the charwoman, in "Outward "Outward Bound," which opens Wednesday Wednesday at the Paramount, Is a native native of Seville, Spain. Her father was of Castilian ancestry, while her mother was of English and French descent. When dark-eyed dark-eyed dark-eyed dark-eyed Beryl was 3, political duties took her father to London, and it was there, a year later, that she made her stage debut at the Drury Lane. Throughout her childhood all holidays holidays were spent behind the footlights. footlights. At 17 she was made leau- leau- ST K s -if -if -mu. -mu. ' f l Beryl Mercer. ing lady for Sir Herbert Tree, and before she reached 20 she was a star. After more than a decade on the English stage, Miss Mercer came to New York, making her debut on Broadway in 1914. She returned to England at the outbreak of the World war to do her bit, serving for three years as an entertainer in France. A medal and citation were conferred on her by Dowager uueon Alexandra. Atter tne war she came back to the stage, playing with Ethel Barrymore in "The Twelve Pound Look," and In "A Well Remembered Face" with Norman Norman Trevor. Her success in Bar-rie's Bar-rie's Bar-rie's "The Old Lady Shows Her Medals," "Three Live Ghosts," "Outward "Outward Bound" and other plays and pictures has been marked.