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Minerva Urecal

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.

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Sep 22, 1894 In Eureka, California, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Bombshell 1933-10-13
Latest Project:
Movie That Funny Feeling 1965-08-14
Known For
Poster of Petticoat Junction
Poster of Perry Mason
Poster of Hired Husband
Poster of Shadow of a Doubt
Movie That Funny Feeling Woman at Phone Booth 1965-08-14
Movie 7 Faces of Dr. Lao Kate Lindquist 1964-03-18
Series Petticoat Junction Unknown 1963-09-24
Movie Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation Brenda 1962-06-15
Series Angel Unknown 1960-10-06
Series The Adventures of Tugboat Annie Unknown 1958-06-30
Series Peter Gunn Mother 1958-09-22
Series Perry Mason Unknown 1957-09-21
Series The Adventures of Jim Bowie Unknown 1956-09-07
Movie Marty Mrs. Rosari (uncredited) 1955-04-11
Movie Double Jeopardy Mrs. Kreesy 1955-06-23
Movie Sudden Danger Mrs. Kelly 1955-12-14
Movie A Man Alone Unknown 1955-10-17
Movie She's Back on Broadway Cleaning Lady 1953-03-14
Movie Niagara Mrs. McGrand 1953-01-26
Movie Woman They Almost Lynched Mrs. Stuart 1953-03-20
Series Meet Mr. McNutley Unknown 1953-09-17
Movie Oklahoma Annie Lottie Fling 1952-03-24
Movie Harem Girl Aniseh 1952-01-22
Movie Lost in Alaska Mrs. McGillicuddy 1952-08-13
Movie Aaron Slick from Punkin Crick Mrs. Peabody 1952-04-01
Series Cavalcade of America Unknown 1952-10-01
Movie Stop That Cab Lucy's Mother 1951-03-30
Series The Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok Unknown 1951-04-15
Movie Dear Brat Neighbor (uncredited) 1951-05-30
Series The Roy Rogers Show Unknown 1951-12-30
Movie Side Street Landlady 1950-03-23
Movie His Baiting Beauty Harry's Mother-in-Law 1950-01-12
Movie Quicksand Landlady 1950-03-24
Movie The Arizona Cowboy Cactus Kate Millican 1950-04-01
Series The Gene Autry Show Unknown 1950-07-23
Movie Harvey Nurse Dunphy 1950-12-04
Movie Outcasts of the Trail Abbie Rysen 1949-06-08
Movie Take One False Step Gas Station Attendant (uncredited) 1949-06-22
Movie The Lovable Cheat Virginie 1949-05-11
Movie Master Minds Mrs. Hoskins 1949-11-27
Movie Holiday In Havana Mama Valdez 1949-10-14
Movie Secret Service Investigator Mrs McGiven 1948-05-31
Movie The Noose Hangs High Husky Woman (uncredited) 1948-04-05
Movie April Showers Landlady (uncredited) 1948-03-27
Movie Marshal of Amarillo Mrs. Henry Pettigrew 1948-07-15
Movie Variety Time Aunt Jessie (footage from 'Hired Husband') (archive footage) 1948-08-21
Movie Family Honeymoon Mrs. Webb (uncredited) 1948-12-06
Movie Sundown in Santa Fe Ella Mae Watson 1948-11-05
Movie Night Has a Thousand Eyes Elderly Italian Woman (uncredited) 1948-10-13
Movie Good Sam Mrs. Nelson 1948-09-01
Movie The Strange Mrs. Crane Nellie Carter 1948-10-07
Movie California Emma 1947-02-21
Movie Apache Rose Felicia 1947-02-15
Movie Undercover Maisie Delicatessen Woman (Uncredited) 1947-03-01
Movie The Devil Thumbs a Ride Unknown 1947-02-20
Movie Hired Husband Aunt Jessie 1947-05-09
Movie The Lost Moment Maria 1947-11-21
Movie Bowery Buckaroos Kate T. Barlow 1947-11-22
Movie Cynthia Agnes, Jannings' Cook (Uncredited) 1947-08-29
Movie Rainbow Over Texas Mama Lolita 1946-05-09
Movie The Dark Corner Client Wife 1946-05-08
Movie The Well Groomed Bride Woman in Ticket Line 1946-05-17
Movie The Trap Miss Weebles, the Housekeeper 1946-11-30
Movie Wake Up and Dream Edna Lucash 1946-12-02
Movie Andy Plays Hookey Andy's Mother-in-Law 1946-12-19
Movie A Bell for Adano Italian Woman 1945-06-21
Movie A Medal for Benny Neighbor (uncredited) 1945-04-16
Movie The Kid Sister Mrs. Wiggins 1945-02-06
Movie Mr. Muggs Rides Again Nora Brown 1945-07-15
Movie The Bells of St. Mary's Landlady (uncredited) 1945-12-27
Movie Men in Her Diary Mrs. Braun 1945-09-14
Movie Voice of the Whistler Georgie's Wife (uncredited) 1945-10-30
Movie Sensation Hunters Edna Rogers 1945-10-12
Movie Louisiana Hayride Ma Crocker 1944-07-13
Movie Block Busters Amelia Rogiet 1944-07-22
Movie Bachelor Daze Abigail O'Rourke 1944-02-17
Movie Mr. Skeffington Woman in Beauty Shop (uncredited) 1944-05-25
Movie Man from Frisco Mrs. Allison 1944-06-15
Movie One Mysterious Night Miss Wilkinson (Uncredited) 1944-10-21
Movie The Mark of the Whistler Woman Sweeping Front Stoop (uncredited) 1944-10-09
Movie When Strangers Marry Landlady 1944-08-21
Movie Moonlight and Cactus Abigail 1944-09-08
Movie Something to Shout About Mrs. Starretton 1943-02-25
Movie Kid Dynamite Judge 1943-02-05
Movie The Powers Girl Maggie 1943-01-15
Movie The Ape Man Agatha Brewster 1943-03-05
Movie Shadow of a Doubt Mrs. Henderson - Clerk at Telegraph Office (uncredited) 1943-01-15
Movie Keep 'em Slugging Miss Billings 1943-03-01
Movie Ghosts on the Loose Hilda 1943-07-30
Movie Hit the Ice Wife at Hospital (uncredited) 1943-06-02
Movie Dangerous Blondes Mrs. Swanson-Housekeeper 1943-09-23
Movie Quiet Please, Murder Cookbook-Seeking Library Patron 1943-03-19
Movie Dixie Dugan Mrs. Wilson (uncredited) 1943-03-12
Movie The Corpse Vanishes Fagah 1942-05-08
Movie In Old California Mrs. Carson 1942-05-31
Movie My Favorite Blonde Stone-Faced Woman (uncredited) 1942-04-02
Movie Lady for a Night Spinster in Audience (uncredited) 1942-01-05
Movie Henry and Dizzy Mrs. Kilmer 1942-06-05
Movie A Tragedy at Midnight Housekeeper 1942-02-02
Movie Sons of the Pioneers Ellie Bixby 1942-07-02
Movie The Daring Young Man Nurse 1942-10-08
Movie Beyond the Blue Horizon Wife at Circus (uncredited) 1942-06-25
Movie The Living Ghost Delia Phillips 1942-08-11
Movie Riding Through Nevada Widow Humbolt 1942-11-02
Movie Sweater Girl Melinda 1942-07-13
Movie That Other Woman Mrs. MacReady 1942-11-13
Movie Murder by Invitation Maxine Denham 1941-06-30
Movie The Cowboy and the Blonde Murphy 1941-05-16
Movie Golden Hoofs Myrt 1941-02-14
Movie Accent on Love Teresa Lombroso 1941-07-11
Movie Arkansas Judge Miranda Wolfson 1941-01-28
Movie Dressed to Kill Landlady 1941-08-08
Movie Bowery Blitzkrieg Picklepuss 1941-08-01
Movie They Died with Their Boots On Nurse (uncredited) 1941-11-20
Movie Marry the Boss's Daughter Elevator Passenger 1941-11-28
Movie Never Give a Sucker an Even Break The Cleaning Lady 1941-10-10
Movie You Can't Fool Your Wife Mrs. Doolittle 1940-05-21
Movie Boys of the City Agnes 1940-07-15
Movie The Sagebrush Family Trails West Widow Gail 1940-01-17
Movie No, No, Nanette Woman in Airport 1940-12-19
Movie Wildcat Bus Old Maid 1940-08-23
Movie The Ape Townswoman 1940-09-30
Movie Second Fiddle Miss Bland, the School Principal 1939-06-30
Movie Golden Boy Grocery Customer 1939-09-05
Movie You Can't Cheat an Honest Man Screaming Spinster at Circus 1939-02-17
Movie Four Girls in White Miss Perch - a Nurse 1939-01-27
Movie S.O.S Tidal Wave Unknown 1939-06-02
Movie No Place to Go Miss Rice 1939-09-23
Movie Missing Evidence Amy, Housewife 1939-12-15
Movie Maid to Order Mail-Order Bride 1939-09-27
Movie Destry Rides Again Mrs. DeWitt (uncredited) 1939-11-30
Movie Sabotage (uncredited) 1939-10-13
Movie Dancing Co-Ed Woman on Radio (voice) (uncredited) 1939-09-29
Movie The Lady in the Morgue Mrs. Horn 1938-04-22
Movie Prison Nurse Sutherland 1938-03-02
Movie Start Cheering Miss Grimley 1938-03-03
Movie Air Devils Margaret Price 1938-05-13
Movie The Devil's Party Maria 1938-06-02
Movie Frontier Scout Helen 1938-09-16
Movie Dramatic School Rose - Boulin's Secretary (uncredited) 1938-12-09
Movie City Streets Mrs. Grimley (uncredited) 1938-07-01
Movie Mountain Justice Ella Crippen 1937-04-24
Movie Oh, Doctor Death Watch Mary Mackleforth 1937-03-31
Movie Her Husband's Secretary Miss Baldwin 1937-02-26
Movie Ever Since Eve Bellden's Receptionist (uncredited) 1937-07-15
Movie The Go-Getter Cappy Ricks 'secretary 1937-05-22
Movie Behind the Mike Mrs. Reilly 1937-09-26
Movie Exiled to Shanghai Claire 1937-12-20
Movie She Loved a Fireman Nurse Purdy 1937-12-18
Movie Life Begins with Love Mrs. Murphy 1937-10-06
Movie Love on a Bet Miss Jones, MacCreigh's Secretary 1936-03-06
Movie Fury Fanny (uncredited) 1936-06-05
Movie Here Comes the Band Italian Wife (uncredited) 1935-08-30
Movie Student Tour Wife 1934-10-05
Movie Bombshell Autograph Seeker (uncredited) 1933-10-13
Movie Meet the Baron Downstairs Maid (uncredited) 1933-10-20