Darlene Cates

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Darlene Cates
Rita Darlene Guthrie

(1947-12-13)December 13, 1947
Borger, Texas, U.S.
DiedMarch 26, 2017(2017-03-26) (aged 69)
Forney, Texas, U.S.
Years active1993-2017
Robert Cates (m. 1963)

Darlene Cates (Rita Darlene Guthrie; December 13, 1947 – March 26, 2017) was an American actress. She played the obese housebound mother in the 1993 movie What's Eating Gilbert Grape. Cates died of a heart attack on March 26, 2017.[1][2]

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  1. Kelley, Seth (March 28, 2017). "'What's Eating Gilbert Grape' Star Darlene Cates Dies at 69". Variety. Retrieved March 28, 2017.
  2. Cummings, Tommy (March 28, 2017). "Forney resident Darlene Cates, the overweight mom in 'What's Eating Gilbert Grape,' died". Dallas Morning News. Retrieved March 28, 2017.

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