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Minta Durfee (1889–1975)

Early silent screen comedienne Araminta Durfee, started out as a chorus girl. In 1908, she began on stage in musical revue and in August that year married comedian Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle. In 1914, both players entered the fledgling film industry with Mack Sennett and were soon paired as a comedy double. By that time, Charles Chaplin had arrived ... See full bio »

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The Water Dog
The Water Dog The Nursemaid
Mickey Elsie Drake
Rollin' Home to Texas
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 1971 The Steagle
Old Lady (uncredited)
 1971 What's the Matter with Helen?
Old Lady (uncredited)
 1971 Willard
Guest (uncredited)
 1970 Savage Intruder
 1967 Caprice
Agent (uncredited)
 1964 The Unsinkable Molly Brown
Denver Party Guest (uncredited)
 1963 It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World
Woman in Final Crowd (uncredited)
 1962 The Rifleman (TV Series)
- Two Ounces of Tin (1962) ... Townswoman (uncredited)
 1961 The Ann Sothern Show (TV Series)
- Always April (1961) ... Agnes
 1959 The Big Fisherman
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1957 Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?
Scrubwoman (uncredited)
 1957 An Affair to Remember
Ship Passenger (uncredited)
 1957 The Buster Keaton Story
Boarder (uncredited)
 1956 Hollywood or Bust
Miss Pettywood (uncredited)
 1956 Around the World in 80 Days
Extra (uncredited)
 1956 Noah's Ark (TV Series)
Mrs. Brewster
- The Petition (1956) ... Mrs. Brewster
 1955 Artists and Models (uncredited)
 1955 How to Be Very, Very Popular
Older Woman (uncredited)
 1948 My Dog Rusty
Laura Foley (uncredited)
 1947 The Son of Rusty
Townswoman (uncredited)
 1945 Eve Knew Her Apples
Landlady (uncredited)
 1943 The Chance of a Lifetime
Woman in Hallway (uncredited)
 1942 Blondie for Victory
Housewife of America (uncredited)
 1942 The Man Who Returned to Life
Mrs. Tuller (uncredited)
 1941 The Miracle Kid
 1941 How Green Was My Valley
Bit Part (uncredited)
 1941 The Devil and Miss Jones
Customer (uncredited)
 1940 Rollin' Home to Texas
Josie Hunkapillar
 1940 Glamour for Sale
Matron (uncredited)
 1940 The Man with Nine Lives
Frozen Therapy Patient (uncredited)
 1935 Naughty Marietta
Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
 1926 Skinner's Dress Suit
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1918 Mickey
Elsie Drake (as Minta Durffy)
 1918 The Cabaret
 1916 Ambrose's Cup of Woe (Short)
 1916 The Other Man (Short)
 1916 His Wife's Mistakes (Short)
Mrs. I. Steele
 1916 Bright Lights (Short)
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1916 The Great Pearl Tangle (Short)
Designer's Wife
 1915 Fatty and the Broadway Stars (Short)
Sam Bernard's Leading Lady
 1915 Saved by Wireless (Short)
Undetermined Secondary Role (unconfirmed, uncredited)
 1915 Fickle Fatty's Fall (Short)
Fatty's Wife
 1915 Dirty Work in a Laundry (Short)
The Laundry Owner's Daughter
 1915 Court House Crooks (Short)
The Judge's Wife
 1915 He Wouldn't Stay Down (Short)
Mrs. Peter P. Snitz - the Wife
 1915 Our Dare-Devil Chief (Short)
The Mayor's Wife
 1915 Droppington's Family Tree (Short)
New Diner (uncredited)
 1915 Droppington's Devilish Deed (Short)
The Star
 1915 Ambrose's Fury (Short)
 1915 A One Night Stand (Short)
Audience Spectator (uncredited)
 1915 Fatty's Faithful Fido (Short)
Fatty's Sweetheart
 1915 Ambrose's Little Hatchet (Short)
 1915 That Little Band of Gold (Short)
Woman in Front Row (uncredited)
 1915 Fatty's Chance Acquaintance (Short)
Pickpocket's Girlfriend
 1915 Fatty's Reckless Fling (Short)
Neighbor's Wife
 1915 Hearts and Planets (Short)
The Sky Gazer's Daughter
 1915 A Bird's a Bird (Short)
Mrs. Walrus
 1915 Mabel, Fatty and the Law (Short)
Flirty Wife
 1915 Fatty and Mabel at the San Diego Exposition (Short)
Jealous Husband's Wife (uncredited)
 1915 Love, Speed and Thrills (Short)
Ambrose's Wife
 1914 Fatty and Minnie He-Haw (Short)
 1914 Fatty's Magic Pants (Short)
Fatty's Sweetheart
 1914 Ambrose's First Falsehood (Short)
Mrs. Ambrose
 1914 Leading Lizzie Astray (Short)
Lizzie, the Farm Boy's Fiancée
 1914 The Sea Nymphs (Short)
Fatty's Wife
 1914 Fatty's Wine Party (Short)
Undetermined Secondary Role (unconfirmed, uncredited)
 1914 Tillie's Punctured Romance
Crook's Girlfriend in 'A Thief's Fate' (uncredited)
 1914 An Incompetent Hero (Short)
The Neighbor's Maid
 1914 Lovers' Post Office (Short)
Fatty's Sweetheart
 1914 Zip, the Dodger (Short)
Girl with Parasol
 1914 Hello, Mabel (Short)
The Other Operator (uncredited)
 1914 Fatty Again (Short)
The Proprietor's Daughter
 1914 Fatty's Debut (Short) (unconfirmed)
 1914 Lover's Luck (Short)
The Girl
 1914 The Rounders (Short)
Fatty's Wife
 1914 A Brand New Hero (Short)
 1914/I The Masquerader (Short)
Leading Lady
 1914 Fatty's Gift (Short)
Fatty's Wife
 1914 The Face on the Barroom Floor (Short)
Bit (uncredited)
 1914 Those Happy Days (Short) (unconfirmed)
 1914 The Sky Pirate (Short) (unconfirmed)
 1914 Love and Salt Water (Short)
 1914 Love and Bullets (Short)
Minnie - Charlie's Sweetheart
 1914 Fatty and the Heiress (Short)
 1914 The Knockout (Short)
Pug's Sweetheart (uncredited)
 1914 The Alarm (Short)
 1914 The Water Dog (Short)
The Nursemaid
 1914 A Suspended Ordeal (Short) (unconfirmed)
 1914 Caught in a Cabaret (Short)
Cabaret Patron / Girl in Park (uncredited)
 1914 Twenty Minutes of Love (Short)
Edgar's Girl
 1914 Mabel at the Wheel (Short)
Spectator in Grandstand (uncredited)
 1914 A Bathing Beauty (Short)
Fatty's Wife
 1914/II The Star Boarder (Short)
 1914 Cruel, Cruel Love (Short)
The Lady
 1914 Tango Tangle (Short)
 1914 Making a Living (Short)
Girl (uncredited)
 1914 Rebecca's Wedding Day (Short)
Wedding Guest (uncredited)
 1914 A Flirt's Mistake (Short)
Wife (uncredited)
 1914 The Under-Sheriff (Short)
The Sheriff's Wife
 1914 A Misplaced Foot (Short)
 1913 His Sister's Kids (Short)
The Doctor's Sister
 1913 Fatty's Flirtation (Short)
 1913 Fatty Joins the Force (Short)
Nursemaid (uncredited)
 1913 A Muddy Romance (Short)
Mabel's Mother
 1913 Wine (Short)
The Diner's Sweetheart
 1913 Fatty at San Diego (Short)
The Girl at the Carnival
 1913 The Janitor (Short)
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1913 A Quiet Little Wedding (Short)
Fatty's Fiancée
Show Show Self (3 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (4 credits)

Personal Details

Other Works:

Several Gilbert and Sullivan operettas with husband Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle before entering the film business in 1913 See more »

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Alternate Names:

Minta Durffy


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Grew up in a neighborhood adjacent to a railroad yard and a red light district. Her father was a railroad engineer, her mother made clothes for the local ladies of the evening. See more »

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