What Happened To Gilbert Grape’s Mama?

The only cast member from “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape” to get an Oscar nomination was the 19-year-old Leonardo DiCaprio, for his portrayal of Gilbert’s (Johnny Depp) mentally disabled brother Arnie. It remains my favorite DiCaprio performance. (His turn in “The Revenant” is my least favorite, but that won’t stop the Academy later this month.) But it was his on-screen mother, played by Darlene Cates (pictured), who remains a fan favorite more than two decades after the film’s release. Whatever happened to her? Find out here.

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