Minerva Urecal

Minerva Urecal

Highest Rated: 100% The Snake Pit (1948)

Lowest Rated: 57% Mr. Skeffington (1944)

Birthday: Sep 22, 1894

Birthplace: Not Available

Actress Minerva Urecal claimed that her last name was an amalgam of her family home town of Eureka, California. True or not, Urecal would spend the balance of her life in California, specifically Hollywood. Making the transition from stage to screen in 1934, Ms. Urecal appeared in innumerable bits, usually as cleaning women, shopkeepers and hatchet-faced landladies. In B-pictures and 2-reelers of the 1940s, she established herself as a less expensive Marjorie Main type; her range now encompassed society dowagers (see the East Side Kids' Mr. Muggs Steps Out) and Mrs. Danvers-like housekeepers (see Bela Lugosi's The Ape Man). With the emergence of television, Minerva Urecal entered the "guest star" phase of her career. She achieved top billing in the 1958 TV sitcom Tugboat Annie, and replaced Hope Emerson as Mother for the 1959-60 season of the weekly detective series Peter Gunn. Minerva Urecal was active up until the early '60s, when she enjoyed some of the most sizeable roles of her career, notably the easily offended Swedish cook in Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation (1962) and the town harridan who is turned to stone in Seven Faces of Dr. Lao (1964).

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet That Funny Feeling Woman at Phone Booth 1965
83% Seven Faces of Dr. Lao Kate Lindquist 1964
80% Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation Brenda 1962
No Score Yet The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Miss Watson 1960
No Score Yet Miracle in the Rain Mrs. Canelli 1956
No Score Yet A Man Alone Mrs. Maule 1955
98% Marty Mrs. Rosari 1955
80% Niagara Landlady 1953
No Score Yet She's Back on Broadway Landlady 1953
No Score Yet Lost in Alaska Mrs. McGillicuddy 1952
No Score Yet The Raging Tide Johnnie Mae 1951
No Score Yet The Great Caruso Carmencita Toscano 1951
No Score Yet Oklahoma Annie Mrs. Fling 1951
No Score Yet Mask of the Avenger Market Woman 1951
No Score Yet My Blue Heaven Miss Bates 1950
No Score Yet The Jackpot Strange Woman 1950
85% Harvey Nurse Dunphy 1950
No Score Yet Mister 880 Rosie 1950
83% Side Street Landlady 1950
No Score Yet Quicksand (1950) Landlady 1950
No Score Yet The Milkman Mrs. Dillon 1950
No Score Yet Master Minds Mrs. Hoskins 1949
No Score Yet Scene of the Crime Woman 1949
No Score Yet The Lovable Cheat Virginie 1949
No Score Yet Outcasts of the Trail Mrs. Rysen 1949
88% Joan of Arc Old Woman 1948
100% The Snake Pit Patient 1948
No Score Yet Night Has a Thousand Eyes Italian Woman 1948
60% Good Sam Mrs. Nelson 1948
No Score Yet Fury at Furnace Creek Mrs. Crum 1948
No Score Yet The Noose Hangs High Husky Woman 1948
No Score Yet Sitting Pretty Mrs. Maypole 1948
No Score Yet Family Honeymoon Mrs. Webb 1948
71% The Secret Life of Walter Mitty Woman with Hat 1947
No Score Yet Saddle Pals Cora Downey 1947
No Score Yet Apache Rose Felicia 1947
No Score Yet Lost Moment Maria 1947
No Score Yet Without Reservations Sue 1946
No Score Yet California Emma 1946
No Score Yet The Trap Mrs. Weebles 1946
No Score Yet Sioux City Sue Elite Hotel Manager 1946
No Score Yet The Bride Wore Boots Lady 1946
No Score Yet The Virginian Actor 1946
100% The Dark Corner Mother 1946
No Score Yet Colonel Effingham's Raid (Man of the Hour) Woman 1946
No Score Yet Rainbow Over Texas Mama Lolita 1946
85% The Bells of St. Mary's Landlady 1945
No Score Yet George White's Scandals (George White's Scandals of 1945) Teacher 1945
83% State Fair Woman 1945
No Score Yet A Bell for Adano Italian Woman 1945
No Score Yet A Medal for Benny Mrs. Chavez 1945
No Score Yet Wanderer of the Wasteland Mama Rafferty 1945
No Score Yet Kid Sister Mrs. Wiggins 1945
No Score Yet Men in Her Diary Mrs. Braun 1945
No Score Yet The Doughgirls Hatchet-Faced Woman 1944
No Score Yet And Now Tomorrow Patient 1944
No Score Yet Irish Eyes Are Smiling Militant Wife 1944
No Score Yet Kismet Retainer 1944
No Score Yet Betrayed Landlady 1944
57% Mr. Skeffington Woman in Beauty Shop 1944
No Score Yet The Bridge of San Luis Rey Servant to Uncle Pio 1944
No Score Yet Man from Frisco Widow Allison 1944
87% The Song of Bernadette Woman 1943
No Score Yet Ghosts on the Loose Hilda 1943
No Score Yet Hit the Ice Wife 1943
No Score Yet White Savage (White Captive) Native Woman 1943
No Score Yet The Ape Man Agatha Brewster 1943
100% Shadow of a Doubt Pani Henderson Mrs. Henderson 1943
No Score Yet Kid Dynamite Judge 1943
No Score Yet So This Is Washington Mrs. Pomeroy 1943
No Score Yet Sweater Girl Melinda 1942
No Score Yet Sons of the Pioneers Mrs. Bixby 1942
No Score Yet In Old California Mrs. Carson 1942
100% My Favorite Blonde Frozen-Faced Woman 1942
No Score Yet Lady for a Night Spinster 1942
No Score Yet The Corpse Vanishes Fagah 1942
No Score Yet The Living Ghost Delia Phillips 1942
No Score Yet Quiet Please: Murder Housewife 1942
No Score Yet Skylark Woman in subway car 1941
100% Never Give a Sucker an Even Break Mrs. Pastrami, Cleaning Lady 1941
No Score Yet Accent on Love Actor 1941
No Score Yet Murder by Invitation Maxine Denham 1941
No Score Yet A Man Betrayed (Citadel of Crime) (Wheel of Fortune) Librarian 1941
82% They Died With Their Boots On Nurse 1941
No Score Yet No, No, Nanette Woman in Airport 1940
No Score Yet Boys of the City Agnes 1940
No Score Yet You Can't Fool Your Wife Mrs. Doolittle 1940
96% Destry Rides Again Mrs. DeWitt 1939
No Score Yet Dancing Co-ed Woman on Radio 1939
No Score Yet Golden Boy Costumer 1939
No Score Yet Second Fiddle Miss Bland the School Principal 1939
No Score Yet You Can't Cheat an Honest Man Spinster 1939
No Score Yet Frontier Scout Helen 1938
No Score Yet Wives Under Suspicion Lady in Courtroom (uncredited) 1938
No Score Yet Air Devils Miss Price 1938
No Score Yet Prison Nurse Sutherland 1938
No Score Yet Exiled to Shanghai Claire 1937
No Score Yet Live, Love and Learn Sister 1937
No Score Yet Ever Since Eve Reception Clerk 1937
No Score Yet Charlie Chan at the Olympics Olympic Matron 1937
No Score Yet Oh, Doctor! Death Watch Mary Mackleforth 1937
No Score Yet God's Country and the Woman Maisie 1937
67% In Old Chicago Frantic Mother 1937
No Score Yet The Go Getter Cappy Ricks' Secretary 1937
100% Fury Fanny 1936
No Score Yet Bonnie Scotland (Heroes of the Regiment) Storekeeper 1935
No Score Yet Man on the Flying Trapeze Italian Woman in Ambulance 1935
No Score Yet Sadie McKee Cook's Assistant at Brennon Home 1934
No Score Yet Student Tour Wife 1934


No Score Yet Perry Mason
Martha Glenhorn Landlady 1965
No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents
Busybody 1957


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