Minerva Urecal

Minerva Urecal


  • Known For: Acting
  • Birthday: 22-09-1894
  • Gender: Female
  • Place of Birth: Eureka, California, USA
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  • Popularity: 1.07
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A stage actress, Urecal made her screen debut in 1934. For the remainder of her career and two hundred plus movies, she played cleaning women, landladies, shopkeepers and the like. She was known as a Marjorie Main type actress and later went on to a career in television playing in such shows as "Tugboat Annie" and "Peter Gunn." Minerva claimed her name was an amalgam of her hometown, Eureka, California.




Year Movie Character
1955 Sudden Danger as Mrs. Kelly
1950 The Arizona Cowboy as Cactus Kate Millican
1944 Bachelor Daze as Abigail O'Rourke
1952 Aaron Slick from Punkin Crick as Mrs. Peabody
1947 Hired Husband as Aunt Jessie
1942 The Corpse Vanishes as Fagah
1943 The Ape Man as Agatha Brewster
1952 Harem Girl as Aniseh
1939 Maid to Order as Mail-Order Bride
1942 The Daring Young Man as Nurse
1949 Holiday In Havana as Mama Valdez
1940 The Sagebrush Family Trails West as Widow Gail
1952 Lost in Alaska as Mrs. McGillicuddy
1942 The Living Ghost as Delia Phillips
1941 Accent on Love as Teresa Lombroso
1945 The Kid Sister as Mrs. Wiggins
1952 Oklahoma Annie as Lottie Fling
1944 Louisiana Hayride as Ma Crocker
1938 Air Devils as Margaret Price
1946 Andy Plays Hookey as Andy's Mother-in-Law
1941 The Cowboy and the Blonde as Murphy
1950 His Baiting Beauty as Harry's Mother-in-Law
1947 The Lost Moment as Maria
1945 Mr. Muggs Rides Again as Nora Brown
1942 That Other Woman as Mrs. MacReady
1951 Stop That Cab as Lucy's Mother
1937 Her Husband's Secretary as Miss Baldwin
1947 Apache Rose as Felicia
1942 Riding Through Nevada as Widow Humbolt
1941 Murder by Invitation as Maxine Denham
1955 Double Jeopardy as Mrs. Kreesy
1937 Exiled to Shanghai as Claire
1945 Sensation Hunters as Edna Rogers
1940 Boys of the City as Agnes
1946 Rainbow Over Texas as Mama Lolita
1948 Marshal of Amarillo as Mrs. Henry Pettigrew
1949 Outcasts of the Trail as Abbie Rysen
1948 Good Sam as Mrs. Nelson
1937 Life Begins with Love as Mrs. Murphy
1948 Variety Time as Aunt Jessie (footage from 'Hired Husband') (archive footage)
1953 She's Back on Broadway as Cleaning Lady
1953 Woman They Almost Lynched as Mrs. Stuart
1937 Oh, Doctor as Death Watch Mary Mackleforth
1947 Bowery Buckaroos as Kate T. Barlow
1938 The Devil's Party as Maria
1953 Niagara as Mrs. McGrand
1949 The Lovable Cheat as Virginie
1942 A Tragedy at Midnight as Housekeeper
1938 Prison Nurse as Sutherland
1944 Man from Frisco as Mrs. Allison
1948 Sundown in Santa Fe as Ella Mae Watson
1944 One Mysterious Night as Miss Wilkinson (Uncredited)
1948 The Strange Mrs. Crane as Nellie Carter
1950 Quicksand as Landlady
1964 7 Faces of Dr. Lao as Kate Lindquist
1938 Frontier Scout as Helen
1942 Sweater Girl as Melinda
1942 Sons of the Pioneers as Ellie Bixby
1944 Block Busters as Amelia Rogiet
1943 Ghosts on the Loose as Hilda
1946 The Trap as Miss Weebles, the Housekeeper
1941 Arkansas Judge as Miranda Wolfson
1950 Harvey as Nurse Dunphy
1949 Master Minds as Mrs. Hoskins
1965 That Funny Feeling as Woman at Phone Booth
1947 Undercover Maisie as Cafe Cook
1948 Secret Service Investigator as Mrs McGiven
1945 The Bells of St. Mary's as Landlady (uncredited)
1946 Wake Up and Dream as Edna Lucash
1945 A Medal for Benny as Neighbor (uncredited)
1942 Henry and Dizzy as Mrs. Kilmer
1944 Moonlight and Cactus as Abigail
1940 You Can't Fool Your Wife as Mrs. Doolittle
1941 Golden Hoofs as Myrt
1943 Dangerous Blondes as Mrs. Swanson-Housekeeper
1937 Behind the Mike as Mrs. Reilly
1941 Marry the Boss's Daughter as Elevator Passenger
1941 Never Give a Sucker an Even Break as The Cleaning Lady
1933 Bombshell as Autograph Seeker (uncredited)
1962 Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation as Brenda
1939 No Place to Go as Miss Rice
1937 The Go-Getter as Cappy Ricks 'secretary
1946 The Well Groomed Bride as Woman in Ticket Line
1943 Kid Dynamite as Judge
1938 City Streets as Mrs. Grimley (uncredited)
1951 Dear Brat as Neighbor (uncredited)
1947 Cynthia as Agnes, Jannings' Cook (Uncredited)
1948 April Showers as Landlady (uncredited)
1945 Men in Her Diary as Mrs. Braun
1947 The Devil Thumbs a Ride
1943 The Powers Girl as Maggie
1944 When Strangers Marry as Landlady
1941 Dressed to Kill as Landlady
1944 The Mark of the Whistler as Woman Sweeping Front Stoop (uncredited)
1948 Night Has a Thousand Eyes as Elderly Italian Woman (uncredited)
1941 Bowery Blitzkrieg as Picklepuss
1938 The Lady in the Morgue as Mrs. Horn
1938 Start Cheering as Miss Grimley
1945 Voice of the Whistler as Georgie's Wife (uncredited)
1948 Family Honeymoon as Mrs. Webb (uncredited)
1938 Dramatic School as Rose - Boulin's Secretary (uncredited)
1950 Side Street as Landlady
1942 Beyond the Blue Horizon as Wife at Circus (uncredited)
1940 The Ape as Townswoman
1939 Missing Evidence as Amy, Housewife
1942 Lady for a Night as Spinster in Audience (uncredited)
1955 Marty as Mrs. Rosari (uncredited)
1947 California as Emma
1948 The Noose Hangs High as Husky Woman (uncredited)
1939 S.O.S Tidal Wave
1949 Take One False Step as Gas Station Attendant (uncredited)
1942 My Favorite Blonde as Stone-Faced Woman (uncredited)
1943 Shadow of a Doubt as Mrs. Henderson - Clerk at Telegraph Office (uncredited)
1943 Hit the Ice as Wife at Hospital (uncredited)
1943 Quiet Please, Murder as Cookbook-Seeking Library Patron
1936 Love on a Bet as Miss Jones, MacCreigh's Secretary
1943 Dixie Dugan as Mrs. Wilson (uncredited)
1937 She Loved a Fireman as Nurse Purdy
1943 Something to Shout About as Mrs. Starretton
1946 The Dark Corner as Client Wife
1939 Sabotage as (uncredited)
1940 Wildcat Bus as Old Maid
1955 A Man Alone
1947 Undercover Maisie as Delicatessen Woman (Uncredited)
1937 Ever Since Eve as Bellden's Receptionist (uncredited)
1939 Four Girls in White as Miss Perch - a Nurse
1937 Mountain Justice as Ella Crippen
1944 Mr. Skeffington as Woman in Beauty Shop (uncredited)
1933 Meet the Baron as Downstairs Maid (uncredited)
1940 No, No, Nanette as Woman in Airport
1943 Keep 'em Slugging as Miss Billings
1935 Here Comes the Band as Italian Wife (uncredited)
1941 A Man Betrayed as Librarian (uncredited)
1939 Golden Boy as Grocery Customer
1939 Destry Rides Again as Mrs. DeWitt (uncredited)
1939 Dancing Co-Ed as Woman on Radio (voice) (uncredited)
1945 A Bell for Adano as Italian Woman
1939 You Can't Cheat an Honest Man as Screaming Spinster at Circus
1934 Student Tour as Wife
1936 Fury as Fanny (uncredited)
1942 In Old California as Mrs. Carson
1941 They Died with Their Boots On as Nurse (uncredited)
1939 Second Fiddle as Miss Bland, the School Principal

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