Darlene was the best acting mom I ever had the privilege of working alongside. Her endearing personality and incredible talent will live on in the memories of those who knew her, and those who loved her work.
Sadly, actress Darlene Cates, a.k.a ‘Momma’ in the 1993 drama What’s Eating Gilbert Grape featuring Johnny Depp alongside both Cates and Leonardo DiCaprio. Rest In Peace Momma, gone but never forgotten.
I’m so shocked about Darlene Cates’ death. what a truly inspiring and talented woman she was. Her performance in Gilbert Grape is sublime. I hope she is dancing in heaven right now in peace forever xxx