Minerva Urecal (1894–1966)

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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... See full bio »

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Known For

The Ape Man Agatha Brewster
Quicksand Landlady
The Trap Mrs. Weebles


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 1965-1966 Petticoat Junction (TV Series)
Martha Griffin / Martha Winslow
- Billie Jo's Independence Day (1966) ... Martha Griffin
- A Tale of Two Dogs (1965) ... Martha Winslow
 1965 That Funny Feeling
Woman at Phone Booth
 1957-1965 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Martha Glenhorn / Landlady
- The Case of the Lover's Gamble (1965) ... Martha Glenhorn
- The Case of the Fan Dancer's Horse (1957) ... Landlady
 1965 Tom, Dick and Mary (TV Series)
Grandma Fletcher
- Penicillin or Chicken Soup (1965) ... Grandma Fletcher
 1964 7 Faces of Dr. Lao
Kate Lindquist
 1956-1962 The Danny Thomas Show (TV Series)
Hired Cleaning Woman / Mrs. Enright
- Kathy, the Pro (1962) ... Hired Cleaning Woman
- Danny Goes to Texas (1956) ... Mrs. Enright
 1962 Ichabod and Me (TV Series)
 1961 The Jim Backus Show (TV Series)
- O'Toole and Son (1961)
 1961 Whispering Smith (TV Series)
Flora MacDonald
- Swift Justice (1961) ... Flora MacDonald
 1957-1961 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Maria / Mrs. Smith
- The Don Alvarado Story (1961) ... Maria
- The Ruth Owens Story (1957) ... Mrs. Smith
 1961 Angel (TV Series)
- Call Me Mother (1961) ... Maid
 1960 The Real McCoys (TV Series)
Bertha Spangler
- The Gigolo (1960) ... Bertha Spangler
 1959-1960 Peter Gunn (TV Series)
- Baby Shoes (1960) ... Mother
- The Semi-Private Eye (1960) ... Mother
- Send a Thief (1960) ... Mother
- Witness in the Window (1960) ... Mother
- Death Watch (1960) ... Mother
 1960 The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Miss Sarah Watson (uncredited)
 1958 The Adventures of Tugboat Annie (TV Series)
Tugboat Annie Brennan
- Tugboat Annie Meets the Texan (1958) ... Tugboat Annie Brennan
- Commodore Bullwinkle (1958) ... Tugboat Annie Brennan
- Annie's Race Horse (1958) ... Tugboat Annie Brennan
- Stowaway (1958) ... Tugboat Annie Brennan
- Pizza Romance (1958) ... Tugboat Annie Brennan
 1957 The O. Henry Playhouse (TV Series)
Mrs. Danbury
- A Trick of Nature (1957) ... Mrs. Danbury
 1956-1957 The Adventures of Jim Bowie (TV Series)
Ma Bowie / Mrs. Bowie
- Rezin Bowie, Gambler (1957) ... Ma Bowie
- Outlaw Kingdom (1956) ... Mrs. Bowie
- Land Jumpers (1956) ... Ma Bowie
- Jim Bowie Comes Home (1956) ... Ma Bowie
 1956-1957 Jane Wyman Presents the Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
Mrs. Harrison / Prison Matron / Mrs. Adams
- The Golden Door (1957) ... Mrs. Harrison
- Twenty Dollar Bride (1957) ... Prison Matron
- The Hidden People (1956) ... Mrs. Harrison
- Kristi (1956) ... Mrs. Adams
 1957 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
- Nightmare in 4-D (1957) ... Busybody
 1956 Crashing Las Vegas
Woman (uncredited)
 1956 Miracle in the Rain
Mrs. Canelli
 1956 My Friend Flicka (TV Series)
Hannah Tully
- The Runaways (1956) ... Hannah Tully
 1956 Medic (TV Series)
Mrs. MacMullen - Landlady
- The Homecoming (1956) ... Mrs. MacMullen - Landlady
 1955 Sudden Danger
Mrs. Kelly
 1955 Screen Directors Playhouse (TV Series)
Mrs. Garrity
- Tom and Jerry (1955) ... Mrs. Garrity
 1955 A Man Alone
Mrs. Maule (uncredited)
 1955 Double Jeopardy
Mrs. Krezi
 1955 Marty
Mrs. Rosari (uncredited)
 1955 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Mrs. Thorston
- One Foot in Heaven (1955) ... Mrs. Thorston
 1955 Cavalcade of America (TV Series)
- Petticoat Doctor (1955)
 1950-1954 The Lone Ranger (TV Series)
Ma Hank / Nell Martin / Billie Bannion
- Homer with a High Hat (1954) ... Ma Hank
- Woman from Omaha (1953) ... Nell Martin
- Billie the Great (1950) ... Billie Bannion
 1954 I Married Joan (TV Series)
Farmer's wife
- The Farm (1954) ... Farmer's wife
 1953-1954 The Ray Milland Show (TV Series)
Dean Bradley / Dean Josephine Bradley / Dean Bradey / ...
- Happy Home (1954) ... Dean Bradley
- Fashion Model (1954) ... Dean Josephine Bradley
- Civic Improvement (1954) ... Dean Bradley
- Ray's Promotion (1954) ... Dean Bradley
- Swimming Problem (1954) ... Dean Josephine Bradley
 1951-1953 The Range Rider (TV Series)
Leslie Pinckert / Kate Dawson / Febe Simms
- Bad Men of Rimrock (1953) ... Leslie Pinckert
- Outlaw Territory (1953) ... Kate Dawson
- Indian Sign (1951) ... Febe Simms
 1953 Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
 1953 The Abbott and Costello Show (TV Series)
Woman Checking Out Bud and Lou's Apartment / Singing Student / Indian Woman
- Life Insurance (1953) ... Woman Checking Out Bud and Lou's Apartment (uncredited)
- The Music Lover (1953) ... Singing Student
- The Western Story (1953) ... Indian Woman
 1952-1953 The Roy Rogers Show (TV Series)
Mrs. MacGuiness / Geraldine O'Fallon
- Phantom Rustlers (1953) ... Mrs. MacGuiness
- Badman's Brother (1952) ... Geraldine O'Fallon
 1953 By the Light of the Silvery Moon
Toby Simmons (uncredited)
 1953 Woman They Almost Lynched
Mrs. Stuart
 1953 She's Back on Broadway
Rick's Landlady (uncredited)
 1953 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
- The Rival Hash Houses (1953) ... Mattie
 1953 Niagara
Mrs. McGrand, Landlady of McGrand's Boarding House (uncredited)
 1952 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
- The Playwright (1952)
 1952 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Miz Gribble
- Life, Liberty and Orrin Dooley (1952) ... Miz Gribble
 1952 Fearless Fagan
First Nurse (uncredited)
 1952 Lost in Alaska
Mrs. McGillicuddy
 1952 Gobs and Gals
Mrs. Pursell
 1952 Anything Can Happen
Bus Passenger wearing black (uncredited)
 1952 Aaron Slick from Punkin Crick
Mrs. Peabody
 1952 Oklahoma Annie
Mrs. Lottie Fling
 1952 Rebound (TV Series)
- The Match (1952)
 1952 The Dennis Day Show (TV Series)
Mrs. Pratt
- Episode #1.2 (1952) ... Mrs. Pratt
- Episode #1.1 (1952) ... Mrs. Pratt
 1952 Happy Go Wacky (Short)
 1952 Harem Girl
 1951 Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok (TV Series)
Mama Antonelli
- Papa Antonelli (1951) ... Mama Antonelli
 1951 The Ezio Pinza Show (TV Series)
Mrs. Pratt (1952-1953)
 1951 The Raging Tide
Johnnie Mae Swanson
 1951 Mask of the Avenger
Market Woman (uncredited)
 1951 Dear Brat
Woman (uncredited)
 1951 The Great Caruso
Carmelita Toscano (uncredited)
 1951 The Awful Sleuth (Short)
Bert's Mother-in-Law
 1951 Stop That Cab
Lucy's Mother
 1951 Texans Never Cry
Martha Carter (uncredited)
 1951 Blonde Atom Bomb (Short)
 1950 Harvey
Nurse Dunphy (uncredited)
 1950 The Jackpot
Woman Trying on Hats (uncredited)
 1950 The Milkman
Mrs. Dillon (uncredited)
 1950 Mister 880
Rosie (uncredited)
 1950 My Blue Heaven
Mrs. 'Old Mule Face' Bates (uncredited)
 1950 A Slip and a Miss (Short)
Mrs. Beadle
 1950 The Gene Autry Show (TV Series)
Mrs. Wilhelmina Wilkins
- The Doodle Bug (1950) ... Mrs. Wilhelmina Wilkins
 1950 The Arizona Cowboy
Cactus Kate Millican
 1950 Quicksand
 1950 Side Street
Garsell's Landlady (uncredited)
 1950 His Baiting Beauty (Short)
Harry's Mother-in-Law
 1950 The Traveling Saleswoman
Mrs. Owen (uncredited)
 1949 Master Minds
Mrs. Hoskins
 1949 Song of Surrender
Bidder (uncredited)
 1949 Holiday in Havana
Mama Valdez
 1949 Scene of the Crime
Woman at Crime Scene (uncredited)
 1949 Outcasts of the Trail
Abbie Rysen
 1949 Take One False Step
Gas Station Attendant (uncredited)
 1949 The Doolins of Oklahoma
Train Passenger (uncredited)
 1949 The Lovable Cheat
 1949 Big Jack
Mrs. Summers (uncredited)
 1949 Down to the Sea in Ships
Mother (uncredited)
 1948 Public Prosecutor (TV Series)
Mrs. Maxwell
- The Case of the Shattered Mirror (1948) ... Mrs. Maxwell
 1948 Family Honeymoon
Mrs. Webb (uncredited)
 1948 Joan of Arc
Old Woman (uncredited)
 1948 Sundown in Santa Fe
Ella Mae Watson
 1948 The Snake Pit
Ward 33 Inmate (uncredited)
 1948 The Strange Mrs. Crane
Nellie Carter - Juror (uncredited)
 1948 Good Sam
Mrs. Nelson
 1948 Night Has a Thousand Eyes
Elderly Italian Woman (uncredited)
 1948 Marshal of Amarillo
Mrs. Pettigrew
 1948 Secret Service Investigator
Mrs. McGiven- Landlady
 1948 Fury at Furnace Creek
Mrs. Crum (uncredited)
 1948 The Noose Hangs High
Husky Woman (uncredited)
 1948 April Showers
Landlady (uncredited)
 1948 Sitting Pretty
Mrs. Maypole (uncredited)
 1947 The Lost Moment
 1947 Bowery Buckaroos
Kate T. Barlow
 1947 Cynthia
Agnes, Jannings' Cook (uncredited)
 1947 The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
Woman with Hat (uncredited)
 1947 Heartaches
Charwoman (uncredited)
 1947 High Conquest
Miss Woodley - replaced by Mary Field (scenes deleted)
 1947 Saddle Pals
Cora Downey (uncredited)
 1947 Hired Husband (Short)
Aunt Jessie
 1947 Blaze of Noon
Woman in Church (uncredited)
 1947 Undercover Maisie
Delicatessen Woman (uncredited)
 1947 The Devil Thumbs a Ride
Mrs. Barnaby (uncredited)
 1947 Apache Rose
 1947 California
Emma (uncredited)
 1947 Ladies' Man
Mrs. Ryan (uncredited)
 1946 Andy Plays Hookey (Short)
Andy's Mother-in-Law
 1946 Wake Up and Dream
Mrs. Edna Lucash (uncredited)
 1946 The Trap
Mrs. Weebles
 1946/I Sioux City Sue
Mrs. Abercrombie - Elite Hotel Manager (uncredited)
 1946 Crime Doctor's Man Hunt
Second Landlady (uncredited)
 1946 No Leave, No Love
Mrs. Hanlon's Friend (uncredited)
 1946 Little Miss Big
Woman (uncredited)
 1946 Without Reservations
Sue (uncredited)
 1946 The Well Groomed Bride
Woman (uncredited)
 1946 Rainbow Over Texas
Mama Lolita
 1946 The Bride Wore Boots
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1946 The Dark Corner
Client Wife (uncredited)
 1946 The Virginian
Christopher's Mother (uncredited)
 1946 Partners in Time
Miss Abernathy (uncredited)
 1946 Breakfast in Hollywood
Miss Mullins (uncredited)
 1945 Who's Guilty?
Mrs. Dill
 1945 The Bells of St. Mary's
Landlady (uncredited)
 1945 Voice of the Whistler
Georgie's Wife (uncredited)
 1945 Sensation Hunters
Edna Rogers
 1945 George White's Scandals
Teacher (scenes deleted)
 1945 Men in Her Diary
Mrs. Braun
 1945 State Fair
Woman Congratulating Mrs. Metcalf (uncredited)
 1945 Mr. Muggs Rides Again
Nora 'Ma' Brown
 1945 A Bell for Adano
Italian Woman (uncredited)
 1945 Wanderer of the Wasteland
Mama Rafferty
 1945 A Medal for Benny
Mrs. Chavez (uncredited)
 1945 Salty O'Rourke
Saleslady (uncredited)
 1945 The Kid Sister
Mrs. Wiggins
 1945 Alibi Baby (Short)
 1944 Crazy Knights
Mrs. Benson
 1944 And Now Tomorrow
Patient (uncredited)
 1944 One Mysterious Night
Miss Wilkinson (uncredited)
 1944 Irish Eyes Are Smiling
Militant Wife (uncredited)
 1944 The Mark of the Whistler
Woman Sweeping Front Stoop (uncredited)
 1944 Music in Manhattan
Mrs. Smith, the Landlady (uncredited)
 1944 Moonlight and Cactus
 1944 The Doughgirls
Hatchet-Faced Woman (uncredited)
 1944 Kismet
Retainer (uncredited)
 1944 When Strangers Marry
Landlady (uncredited)
 1944 Block Busters
Amelia Rogiet
 1944 Louisiana Hayride
Ma Crocker
 1944 Man from Frisco
Widow Allison (uncredited)
 1944 Mr. Skeffington
Woman in Beauty Shop / Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
 1944 Bachelor Daze (Short)
Abigail O'Rourke
 1944 The Bridge of San Luis Rey
Uncle Pio's Servant (uncredited)
 1943 The Song of Bernadette
Woman Describing Baby's Recovery (uncredited)
 1943 Klondike Kate
Sarah (uncredited)
 1943 You Dear Boy! (Short)
Mrs. Baker
 1943 My Kingdom for a Cook
Woman in Employment Office (uncredited)
 1943 Dangerous Blondes
Mrs. Swanson, Housekeeper (uncredited)
 1943 Pitchin' in the Kitchen (Short)
Miss Clabber (uncredited)
 1943 So This Is Washington
Mrs. Pomeroy (uncredited)
 1943 Wagon Tracks West
Landlady (uncredited)
 1943 Shot in the Escape (Short)
Woman in apartment (uncredited)
 1943 Ghosts on the Loose
 1943 Hit the Ice
Wife at Hospital (uncredited)
 1943 A Stranger in Town
Lady Stepping Off Train (uncredited)
 1943 White Savage
Native Woman (uncredited)
 1943 Keep 'Em Slugging
Miss Billings (uncredited)
 1943 Dixie Dugan
Mrs. Wilson (uncredited)
 1943 The Ape Man
Agatha Brewster
 1943 Something to Shout About
Mrs. Starretton (uncredited)
 1943 Kid Dynamite
 1943 The Powers Girl
Maggie (uncredited)
 1943 Shadow of a Doubt
Mrs. Henderson (uncredited)
 1943 They Stooge to Conga (Short)
Marsha - the Nazi Housekeeper (uncredited)
 1942 Quiet Please: Murder
Cookbook-Seeking Library Patron (uncredited)
 1942 The Living Ghost
Delia Phillips
 1942 That Other Woman
Mrs. MacReady
 1942 Riding Through Nevada
Widow Humbolt
 1942 The Daring Young Man
Nurse (uncredited)
 1942 Henry Aldrich, Editor
Miss Schwellenhorn (uncredited)
 1942 The Man in the Trunk
Peggy's Landlady (uncredited)
 1942 Careful, Soft Shoulders
Woman waiting at the phone booth (uncredited)
 1942 Sweater Girl
 1942 Sons of the Pioneers
Ellie Bixby
 1942 Beyond the Blue Horizon
Wife at Circus (uncredited)
 1942 Henry and Dizzy
Mrs. Kilmer (uncredited)
 1942 In Old California
Mrs. Carson (uncredited)
 1942 The Corpse Vanishes
 1942 My Favorite Blonde
Stone-Faced Woman (uncredited)
 1942 A Tragedy at Midnight
Mattie - Housekeeper (uncredited)
 1942 Lady for a Night
Spinster in Audience (uncredited)
 1941 Marry the Boss's Daughter
Elevator Passenger (uncredited)
 1941 Skylark
Woman in Subway Car (uncredited)
 1941 They Died with Their Boots On
Nurse (uncredited)
 1941 Moon Over Her Shoulder
Mrs. Duggins - Scoutmistress (uncredited)
 1941 Never Give a Sucker an Even Break
The Cleaning Woman
 1941 Sailors on Leave
Crusty Woman (uncredited)
 1941 Man at Large
Mrs. Jones, Nervous Man's Wife
 1941 Dressed to Kill
Landlady (uncredited)
 1941 Bowery Blitzkrieg
'Picklepuss' - Reform School Matron (uncredited)
 1941 Accent on Love
Teresa Lombroso
 1941 Murder by Invitation
Maxine Denham
 1941 A Man Betrayed
Librarian (uncredited)
 1941 Murder Among Friends
Mrs. O'Heaney (uncredited)
 1941 Golden Hoofs
Myrt (uncredited)
 1941 The Trial of Mary Dugan
Landlady (uncredited)
 1941 Arkansas Judge
Miranda Wolfson
 1941 The Wild Man of Borneo
Mother of Baby (scenes deleted)
 1941 Six Lessons from Madame La Zonga
Irate Woman (uncredited)
 1940 San Francisco Docks
Landlady (uncredited)
 1940 No, No, Nanette
Woman in Airport (uncredited)
 1940 The Ape
Townswoman (uncredited)
 1940 Wildcat Bus
Old Maid (uncredited)
 1940 Boys of the City
 1940 You Can't Fool Your Wife
Mrs. Doolittle
 1939 Destry Rides Again
Mrs. DeWitt (uncredited)
 1939 Missing Evidence
Amy, Housewife (uncredited)
 1939 Little Accident
Woman (uncredited)
 1939 Sabotage
Undetermined Supporting Role (uncredited)
 1939 Dancing Co-Ed
Woman on Radio (voice, uncredited)
 1939 No Place to Go
Miss Rice (uncredited)
 1939 Golden Boy
Grocery Customer (uncredited)
 1939 Should Husbands Work?
Noisy Neighbor (uncredited)
 1939 Second Fiddle
Miss Bland, the School Principal (uncredited)
 1939 Unexpected Father
Neighbor (uncredited)
 1939 S.O.S. Tidal Wave (uncredited)
 1939 Let Us Live
Charwoman at Theatre Hold-Up (unconfirmed, uncredited)
 1939 You Can't Cheat an Honest Man
Screaming Spinster at Circus (uncredited)
 1939 Four Girls in White
Miss Perch - a Nurse (uncredited)
 1939 Maid to Order (Short)
Lela - Mail-Order Bride
 1938 Thanks for Everything
Hatchet-Faced Woman (uncredited)
 1938 Dramatic School
Rose (uncredited)
 1938 Frontier Scout
 1938 City Streets
Mrs. Grimley (uncredited)
 1938 Wives Under Suspicion
Lady in Courtroom (uncredited)
 1938 The Devil's Party
Maria - Jerry's Housekeeper (uncredited)
 1938 Air Devils
Miss Margaret Price
 1938 The Lady in the Morgue
Mrs. Horn (uncredited)
 1938 Start Cheering
Miss Grimley
 1938 Prison Nurse
 1938 Paradise for Three
Hotel Guest Reading in Bed (uncredited)
 1937 Exiled to Shanghai
 1937 She Loved a Fireman
Nurse Purdy (uncredited)
 1937 Life Begins with Love
Mrs. Murphy
 1937 Behind the Mike
Mrs. Reilly
 1937 Love in a Bungalow
Mrs. Kester
 1937 Ever Since Eve
Bellden's Receptionist (uncredited)
 1937 The Go Getter
Cappy Ricks' Secretary
 1937 Charlie Chan at the Olympics
Gang Member Posing as Olympics Matron (uncredited)
 1937 Oh, Doctor
Death Watch Mary Mackleforth
 1937 Mountain Justice
Ella Crippen (uncredited)
 1937 Her Husband's Secretary
Miss Baldwin
 1937 God's Country and the Woman
Maisie (uncredited)
 1936 Bulldog Edition
Mrs. George Poppupoppalas (uncredited)
 1936 Fury
Fanny (uncredited)
 1936 Three Godfathers
Parishoner (uncredited)
 1936 Love on a Bet
Miss Jones - MacCreigh's Secretary (uncredited)
 1935 His Night Out
Wife (uncredited)
 1935 Here Comes the Band
Italian Wife (uncredited)
 1935 Bonnie Scotland
Storekeeper (uncredited)
 1935 Man on the Flying Trapeze
Italian Woman in Ambulance (uncredited)
 1935 It Happened in New York
Spinster (uncredited)
 1935 Biography of a Bachelor Girl
Ms. Bella 'Bell' Clark (uncredited)
 1934 Student Tour
Wife (uncredited)
 1934 Straight Is the Way
Woman Assisting the Clapmans (uncredited)
 1934 Derby Decade (Short)
Bluenose Woman (uncredited)
 1934 Sadie McKee
Brennan's Cook's Assistant (uncredited)
 1933 Meet the Baron
Downstairs Maid (uncredited)
 1933 Bombshell
Autograph Seeker (uncredited)
 1933 Her Bodyguard
Lingerie Clerk (uncredited)
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