Minna Gombell

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Minna Gombell
Minna Gombell in The Thin Man trailer.jpg
Minna Gombell
Born (1892-05-28)May 28, 1892
Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
Died April 14, 1973(1973-04-14) (aged 80)
Santa Monica, California, U.S.
Other names Nancy Gardner
Winifred Lee
Occupation Actress
Years active 1928–1961
Spouse(s) Howard Rumsey
Joseph Sefton
Myron Coureval Fagan (?-1972) (his death)

Minna Gombell (May 28, 1892 – April 14, 1973) was an American stage and film actress.

Life and work[edit]

She had a very successful stage caree as Winifred Lee, from 1912 before being signed by the 20th Century Fox film company in the late 1920s. Her first film was Doctor's Wives (1931) in which she played under the name Nancy Gardner, a name given to her by Fox. After this she spent a time coaching several young actresses before returning to film under her real name.

She appeared in some fifty Hollywood films including; Laurel and Hardy's Block-Heads, The Merry Widow, The First Year, Boom Town, High Sierra, Hoop-La, The Thin Man, and The Best Years of Our Lives.

Selected filmography[edit]

Personal life[edit]

Gombell's third husband was the film writer, producer and director Myron Coureval Fagan.

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