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Minna Gombell

Minna Gombell
Personal information
Birth dateMay 28, 1892
Place of birthBaltimore, Maryland, U.S.
Date of deathApril 14, 1973(age 80)
Death placeSanta Monica, California, U.S.
Years active1928 - 1961
SpouseHoward Rumsey
Joseph Sefton
Myron Coureval Fagan (?-1972) (his death)

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Minna Gombell (May 28, 1892 - April 14, 1973) was an American film actress of the 1930s and 1940s.

She had a very successful stage career (calling herself Winifred Lee) from 1912 before being signed by Fox film company in the late twenties. Her first film was Doctor's Wives (1931) in which she played under the name of 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 50 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.

Her third husband was the film writer, producer and director Myron Coureval Fagan.

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