Darlene Cates

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  • ''...I will not be a sight gag for anybody. I will not do anything degrading to myself or other fat people.''
    Darlene Cates (b. c. 1947), U.S. actor. As quoted in Newsweek, p. 67 (January 24, 1994). Cates, a 489-pound arthritic woman who had been virtually housebound, had her first acting role in the 1993 film What's Eating Gilbert Grape? Her character was sympathetic and dignified; her portrayal was acclaimed. Here, Cates was setting forth her condition for accepting any future film role.
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