|Born||Rita Darlene Guthrie
December 13, 1947
Borger, Texas, U.S.
|Died||March 26, 2017
Forney, Texas, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Robert Cates (m. 1963)|
Darlene Cates (Rita Darlene Guthrie; December 13, 1947 – March 26, 2017) was an American actress. She was best known for her role in the 1993 movie What's Eating Gilbert Grape, in which she played the obese housebound mother Bonnie Grapes.
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- Kelley, Seth (March 28, 2017). "'What's Eating Gilbert Grape' Star Darlene Cates Dies at 69". Variety. Retrieved March 28, 2017.
- 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.