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Mom From “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape” Loses 240 Pounds

If you've ever seen the film adaptation of Peter Hedges' novel What's Eating Gilbert Grape you'll remember Darlene Cates. She played the matriarch of the Grape clan, Bonnie Grape, a woman who'd ballooned to more than 500 pounds and relied on her kids to take care of her. Cates, who'd never appeared in films prior…
By: Julie Gerstein / August 10, 2012