Forney resident Darlene Cates, who starred as Gilbert’s mom in the film What’s Eating Gilbert Grape? died Sunday morning in her sleep, according to family. She was 69. Darlene got the role of the obese mom in “Gilbert Grape” after “Grape” screenwriter Peter Hedges saw her on Sally Jessy Raphael. The ...

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