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

10th August 2012

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...

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Darlene Cates Eyes Comeback After Losing 250lbs!

10th August 2012

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...

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Actress Darlene Cates Loses 244 Pounds

10th August 2012

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...

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

12th May 2004

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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