Minerva Urecal

Birthday:
09/22/1894
Place of birth:
Eureka, California, USA:
Biography:
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.

Credits

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

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