Darlene Cates was an American actress who had a net worth of $200 thousand. Darlene Cates was born in Borger, Texas in December 1947 and passed away in March 2017. She was best known for starring as Gilbert Grape’s mother Bonnie Grape in the 1993 movie What’s Eating Gilbert Grape.
Cates appeared in episodes of the TV series Picket Fences and Touched by an Angel. She also appeared in the TV movie Wolf Girl and the short Mother. She appeared on an episode of the series Sally Jessy Raphael titled Too Heavy to Leave Their House. She battled obesity after suffering from pelvic infections that caused her to be bedridden for two years. The most she weighed was 548 pounds after undergoing gastroplasty. Cates was able to lose 240 pounds in 2012 after she was hospitalized for about a year. Darlene Cates passed away in her sleep on March 26, 2017 at 69 years old.
|Date of Birth:
|Dec 13, 1947 (74 years old)
|United States of America