Minna Gombell and Thelma Todd were friends and both worked for Hal Roach and appeared in Laurel and Hardy movies.
From the Thelma Todd Fans group on facebook.
Minna Gombell was also Thelma Todd's acting coach. Her name is listed next to #16 in this picture of Thelma Todd's business ledger from January of 1934. Her ex-husband, "P.J." DeCicco is also mentioned, two months before their divorce, as well as her maid, Mae Whitehead.