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Minna Gombell (1892–1973)

A doctor's daughter, Minna Gombell had a successful career on the stage from 1912 to the end of the 1920's, appearing often in comedic roles, almost always in leads. She had a reputation as a fast learner, capable of reading and comprehending a script in a matter of hours. This ability served her well as an understudy early in her career. She made ... See full bio »

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 1951 I'll See You in My Dreams
Mrs. LeBoy
 1951 Here Comes the Groom
Mrs. Godfrey
 1950 Pagan Love Song
Kate Bennett
 1949 The Last Bandit
Winnie McPhail
 1948 The Snake Pit
Miss Hart
 1948 Return of the Bad Men
 1948 Mr. Reckless
Ma Hawkins
 1947 Wyoming
Queenie Lassiter
 1946 The Best Years of Our Lives
Mrs. Parrish
 1946 Perilous Holiday
Mrs. Latham
 1945 Man Alive
Aunt Sophie
 1945 Sunbonnet Sue
Mrs. Fitzgerald
 1945 Swingin' on a Rainbow
Minnie Regan
 1945 Penthouse Rhythm
 1945 Night Club Girl
 1944 Destiny
 1944 The Town Went Wild
Marian Harrison
 1944 Johnny Doesn't Live Here Anymore
Mrs. Collins
 1944 Chip Off the Old Block
 1943 Salute for Three
Myrt, Gates' secretary
 1942 Mexican Spitfire Sees a Ghost
Edith Fitzbadden
 1942 Cadets on Parade
 1941 Thieves Fall Out
Ella Barnes
 1941 High Sierra
Mrs. Baughmam
 1941 Doomed Caravan
Jane Travers
 1940 Boom Town
Spanish Eva
 1939 The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Queen of Beggars (as Mina Gombell)
 1939 Stop, Look and Love
Emma Haller
 1939 Second Fiddle
 1938 Going Places
Cora Withering (as Minna Gombel)
 1938 Comet Over Broadway
Tim Adams
 1937 Wife, Doctor and Nurse
 1937 Slave Ship
 1936 Banjo on My Knee
 1936 Champagne Charlie
Lillian Wayne
 1935 Miss Pacific Fleet
Sadie Freytag
 1935 Two Sinners
Mrs. Pym
 1935 Women Must Dress
Linda Howard
 1935 The White Cockatoo
Grete Lovscheim
 1934 Cheating Cheaters
Nell Brockton
 1934 The Merry Widow
 1934 The Lemon Drop Kid
 1934 The Hell Cat
Pauline McCoy
 1934 Marrying Widows
The Press Agent
 1934 Strictly Dynamite
Miss LaSeur
 1934 Registered Nurse
Beulah Schloss
 1934 No More Women
Annie Fay
 1934 Keep 'Em Rolling
 1934 Cross Country Cruise
Nita Borden
 1933 Hoop-La
 1933 The Way to Love
 1933 Wild Boys of the Road
Aunt Carrie
 1933 Enemies of Society
 1933 What Price Innocence?
Amy Harper
 1933 Hello, Sister!
Mona La Rue
 1933 Pleasure Cruise
Judy Mills
 1932 Wild Girl
Millie, the Prostitute
 1932 The First Year
Mrs. Barstow
 1932 Careless Lady
Yvette Logan
 1932 After Tomorrow
Else Taylor
 1932 Dance Team
Cora Stuart
 1932 Stepping Sisters
Rosie La Marr
 1931 Good Sport
Virginia Casey
 1931 Sob Sister
 1931 Skyline
Undetermined Role (uncredited)
 1931 Doctors' Wives
Julia Wyndram
 1929 The Great Power
Joan Wray
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Active on Broadway [usually credited as Minna Gombel] in the following productions: See more »

Alternate Names:

Minna Gombel | Mina Gombell

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She and Duncan McRae both made their Broadway debuts in the same production of the play 'Miss President' by Jose G. Levy, Maurice Hennequin and Pierre Veber. The production ran from September 15, 1913, to some time in January, 1914, at the Garrick Theatre. Fannie Ward was also in the cast. See more »

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