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Darlene Cates
Rita Darlene Guthrie

(1947-12-13)December 13, 1947
Borger, Texas, U.S.
Died March 26, 2017(2017-03-26) (aged 69)
Forney, Texas, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1993-2017
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.

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