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Darlene Cates


The lovable, impressionable and immeasurably talented Darlene Cates was born December 13, 1947 in Borger, Texas, to Dorothy Ann (née Pfrimmer) and Truman Madison Guthrie. She grew up in Dumas. Darlene's parents divorced when she was 12 years, which lead to overeating, which manifested itself into obesity. She underwent gastroplasty in 1981. She ... See full bio »

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What's Eating Gilbert Grape
(1993)
Wolf Girl
Wolf Girl Athena the Fat Lady
(2001)
Mother
Mother Mother
(2014)
Billboard
Billboard Penny
(2017)

Filmography

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 2017 Billboard (post-production)
Penny
 2014/III Mother (Short)
Mother
 2001 Wolf Girl (TV Movie)
Athena the Fat Lady
 1996 Touched by an Angel (TV Series)
Claudia Bell
- Statute of Limitations (1996) ... Claudia Bell
 1994 Picket Fences (TV Series)
Sophie Wallace
- Squatter's Rights (1994) ... Sophie Wallace
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 1994 The Word (TV Series)
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- Episode #4.15 (1994) ... Herself
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 2015 No Small Parts (TV Series documentary)
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- Darlene Cates (2015) ... Herself

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5' 9" (1.75 m)
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I wish everyone that's kind of hiding away at home still could understand or could have the same experience that I did. Once I did the Sally show, all of a sudden I realized that if I went out and people stared at me, I wouldn't know if they were staring at me because I was fat or because they recognized me from being on TV. That empowered me. See more »

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After years of loneliness, reclusive behavior and chronic depression, she began to return to the world despite her obesity with help of an anti-depressant medication and her story became public news. See more »

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Sagittarius

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