Darlene Cates

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Birthday
13, 1947
Birthplace
Borger, TX
Death Date
Mar 26, 2017 (69)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
13, 1947
Birthplace
Borger, TX
Death Date
Mar 26, 2017 (69)

About

She became known for her role as the obese, housebound mother in the film What's Eating Gilbert Grape

Before Fame

She was spotted by Gilbert Grape director Peter Hedges while appearing on Sally Jessy Raphael.

Trivia

She had a lifelong struggle with obesity, weighing as much as 550 lbs.

Family Life

She was born to Dorothy Ann and Truman Madison Guthrie. She married Robert Cates in 1963 and they raised three kids named Sheri Ann, Chris, and Mark Cates.

Associated With

She starred in the 1993 film What's Eating Gilbert Grape? alongside Johnny Depp.

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