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One Day at a Time: Bonnie Franklin Dies at 69

Bonnie Franklin diesBonnie Franklin, the beloved actress who played single mom Ann Romano on the CBS sitcom One Day at a Time, died at her home today. She was 69 years old.

It was announced that she’d been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer back in September 2012.

Franklin had a long career and was nominated for a Tony Award in the 1970s for Applause and was nominated for an Emmy and two Golden Globes for her work on One Day at a Time.

In 2011, she was reunited with her One Day at a Time co-star Valerie Bertinelli on Hot in Cleveland, playing the mother of Bertinelli’s character’s boyfriend.

Franklin was married to playwright Ronald Sossi from 1967 to 1970 and then to film producer Marvin Minoff from 1980 until his death, in November 2009.

Survivors include her mother, Claire Franklin, and stepchildren Jed Minoff and Julie Minoff.

What do you think? What do you remember most about Bonnie Franklin and her work?

 

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