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Minna Gombell (1892–1973)


A doctor's daughter, the versatile actress 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 ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Thin Man
The Thin Man Mimi Wynant Jorgenson
(1934)
The Best Years of Our Lives
(1946)
High Sierra
High Sierra Mrs. Baughmam
(1941)
Block-Heads
Block-Heads Mrs. Hardy
(1938)

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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
Emily
 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
Taffy
 1945 Night Club Girl
Rita
 1944 Destiny
Marie
 1944 The Town Went Wild
Marian Harrison
 1944 Johnny Doesn't Live Here Anymore
Mrs. Collins
 1944 Chip Off the Old Block
Milly
 1943 Salute for Three
Myrt
 1942 Mexican Spitfire Sees a Ghost
Edith Fitzbadden
 1942 Cadets on Parade
Della
 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
Jenny
 1938 Going Places
Cora Withering (as Minna Gombel)
 1938 Comet Over Broadway
Tim Adams
 1937 Wife, Doctor and Nurse
Constance
 1937 Slave Ship
Mabel
 1936 Banjo on My Knee
Ruby
 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
Marcelle
 1934 The Lemon Drop Kid
Maizie
 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
Julie
 1934 Cross Country Cruise
Nita Borden
 1933 Hoopla
Carrie
 1933 The Way to Love
Suzanne
 1933 Wild Boys of the Road
Aunt Carrie
 1933 The Big Brain
Margy
 1933 What Price Innocence?
Amy Harper
 1933 Hello, Sister!
Mona La Rue
 1933 Pleasure Cruise
Judy Mills
 1932 Wild Girl
Millie
 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
Vonnie
 1931 Skyline
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 1931 Doctors' Wives
Julia Wyndram
 1929 The Great Power
Joan Wray
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Stage Play. Nancy's Private Affair. Comedy. Written by Myron C. Fagan. Directed by Myron C. Fagan. Vanderbilt Theatre: 13 Jan 1930- May 1930 (closing date unknown/136 performances). Cast: Julie Cobb, Albert Ferro, Minna Gombell (as "Nancy Gibson") [final Broadway role], Marian Grant, Gavin Muir, Diantha Pattison, Stanley Ridges... See more »

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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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