“One Day At A Time” Star Bonnie Franklin Dead At 69 (VIDEOS)


Bonnie Franklin, the 69-year-old star of the popular television series “One Day at a Time” died in Los Angeles on Friday.

Franklin passed away at her home due to complications from pancreatic cancer, family members said in a statement.

Bonnie Franklin started her acting career at the young age of nine after landing a role on “The Colgate Comedy Hour”. She also had an uncredited role in Alfred Hitchcock’s movie “The Wrong Man”.

The actress went on to do Broadway, rising to fame after her performance in the musical “Applause” in 1970.

But, Franklin is best known for her role as a divorced mom named Ann Romano on the sitcom “One Day at a Time”, which landed her two Golden Globe nominations and one Primetime Emmy nod in the 1980s.

She also appeared on television shows including “The Man from U.N.C.L.E,”, “Gidget”, and the sitcom “Charles in Charge”.

Bonnie Franklin more recently guest starred on U.S. soap opera “The Young and the Restless” and reunited with her former co-star Valerie Bertinelli in 2011 on “Hot in Cleveland”.

The actress went public with her pancreatic cancer diagnosis in September 2012.

Franklin was married to playwright Ronald Sossi for three years from 1967 and later wed film producer Marvin Minoff, who died in 2009. She had no children.

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