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Minta Durfee (1889–1975)


Early silent screen comedienne Araminta Durfee started out as a chorus girl and began her career on stage in 1908 in musical revues. In August of that year she 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 ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Water Dog The Nursemaid
(1914)
Mickey Elsie Drake
(1918)
The Cabaret Actress
(1918)
Rollin' Home to Texas Josie Hunkapillar
(1940)

Filmography

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 1972 Portnoy's Complaint
Elevator Lady #1 (uncredited)
 1971 The Steagle
Old Lady (uncredited)
 1971 What's the Matter with Helen?
Old Lady (uncredited)
 1971 Willard
Guest (uncredited)
 1970 Savage Intruder
Guest
 1970 Mod Squad (TV Series)
Patient
- Who Are the Keepers, Who Are the Inmates? (1970) ... Patient (uncredited)
 1969 The Love God?
Church Member (uncredited)
 1968 Funny Girl
Citizen (uncredited)
 1968 Never a Dull Moment
Gambler (uncredited)
 1968 The Power
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1967 The Gnome-Mobile
Hotel Guest (uncredited)
 1967 Caprice
Agent (uncredited)
 1967 Batman (TV Series)
Tour Group Member
- Penguin Is a Girl's Best Friend (1967) ... Tour Group Member (uncredited)
 1966 The Fugitive (TV Series)
Fire Spectator
- Nobody Loses All the Time (1966) ... Fire Spectator (uncredited)
 1958-1966 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
Townswoman
- The Four Dollar Law Suit (1966) ... Townswoman (uncredited)
- The Gunsmith (1958) ... Townswoman (uncredited)
 1965 When the Boys Meet the Girls
Audience Member (uncredited)
 1961-1965 Mister Ed (TV Series)
Pedestrian / Guest at Unveiling / Observer on Sidewalk / ...
- The Bank Robbery (1965) ... Pedestrian (uncredited)
- Ed and Paul Revere (1962) ... Guest at Unveiling (uncredited)
- Ed's Bed (1962) ... Observer on Sidewalk (uncredited)
- Ed's Mother (1961) ... Woman at Auction (uncredited)
 1964 Fate Is the Hunter
Airline Passenger (uncredited)
 1964 The Unsinkable Molly Brown
Denver Party Guest (uncredited)
 1963 It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World
Woman in Final Crowd (uncredited)
 1963 My Six Loves
Woman at Auction (uncredited)
 1962 The Manchurian Candidate
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1962 The Rifleman (TV Series)
Townswoman
- Two Ounces of Tin (1962) ... Townswoman (uncredited)
 1961 The Ann Sothern Show (TV Series)
Agnes
- Always April (1961) ... Agnes
 1960 The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (TV Series)
Townswoman / Courtroom Spectator
- Big Brother (1960) ... Townswoman (uncredited)
- The Toughest Judge in Arizona (1960) ... Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
 1959 The Big Fisherman
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1958 The Loretta Young Show (TV Series)
Courtroom Spectator
- Dangerous Verdict (1958) ... Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
 1958 Cole Younger, Gunfighter
Townswoman (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 The Great Man
Mourner (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
Pheney
 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)
Minta
 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)
Landlady
 1914 Cruel, Cruel Love (Short)
The Lady
 1914 Tango Tangle (Short)
Guest
 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)
Minta
 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)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Vaudeville and music theater. See more »

Publicity Listings:

12 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Minta Durffy

Height:

5' (1.52 m)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:

Roscoe Arbuckle, her husband, called her Minty. See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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