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Real Name:

Rita Darlene Guthrie Cates

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Darlene Cates

Category: Show Biz
Submitted By: stuntpope
Posted Date: February 16, 2005
Last Updated: October 13, 2011
 
 
Darlene Cates
Claim to fame: Mostly remembered for her role as the 500 lb. Momma in the 1993 movie What's Eating Gilbert Grape, Darlene was literally hand picked for the role based solely on her appearance on Sally Jessy Raphael where she was promoting the T.O.P.S (take off pounds sensibly) program which the now housebound Darlene hosted out of her own home.
 
 
Darlene Cates
Where are they now? Darlene has managed to play a few more parts on TV and films (most notably Touched by an Angel). A dedicated Christian Darlene remains active in Lion & Lamb Ministries and hosts her own website from her home in Texas.
 
 
 
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Hey Darlene said:
December 11, 2015 8:03 PM
you are a great actor i would love to hear frm you. via email warrenarran22@gmail.com
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Submitted by: stuntpope  - 02/16/2005
Co-starred with Carol O'Conner (of All in the Family fame) as Bubba in the Heat of the Night television series. Also played significant character roles in many big screen produc...
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Submitted by: stuntpope  - 02/16/2005
Famous WWF (or WWE these days) wrestler who fought with a 10ft long python, which other wrestlers pumped up on steroids for some reason found scary.