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Leonardo Dicaprio Pays Tribute To Darlene Cates

Leonardo DiCaprio has described Darlene Cates as the ''best acting mom I ever had'' following her death at the age of 69.The Academy Award-winning star appeared alongside Darlene in the 1993 drama movie 'What's Eating...

Leonardo Dicaprio Pays Tribute To Gilbert Grape Screen Mother Darlene Cates

Cates passed away in her sleep on Sunday morning (26Mar17), her family recently announced. The famously overweight actress was best known for her acting debut in the 1993 movie, in which she played the mother...

Actress Darlene Cates Dead At 69

The famously overweight star passed away on Sunday morning (26Mar17), according to She was best known for her acting debut in the 1993 movie, in which she played Gilbert's...

Darlene Cates, 'Gilbert Grape', Star Loses 250lbs, Eyes Comeback

Darlene Cates ' most cherished possession is a note from Leonardo Dicaprio, praising her for her performance in What's Eating Gilbert Grape? Cates played the role of Bonnie (Leo's mum in the film), a woman...

Darlene Cates Eyes Comeback After Losing 250lbs!

Darlene Cates, the American actress who played Johnny Depp and Leonardo Dicaprio's morbidly obese mother Bonnie in 'What's Eating Gilbert Grape', is looking to make her movie comeback after losing 250lbs in weight, reports the...

Actress Darlene Cates Loses 244 Pounds

Perhaps best known as the obese mother in the 1993 dysfunctional family film What's Eating Gilbert Grape, Darlene Cates will have to be auditioning for more slimmed down roles as she has lost an impressive...

Depp's Movie Mum Weighs In To Give The Obese Hope

JOHNNY DEPP's heavyweight screen mum in cult film WHAT'S EATING GILBERT GRAPE? is spearheading a new campaign to urge obese people to seek help. Actress DARLENE CATES, who has been wheelchair-bound for the past...

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