Bonnie Franklin, who gained fame in the 70s sitcom, “One Day at a Time,” has died. Franklin played the red-head divorced mother of two teens, Ann Romano. Bonnie died this morning in her L.A. home, she was only 69, according to Xfinity News on Friday, March 1, 2013.
The “One Day at a Time” star was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in Sept. of last year. Bonnie died of complications from the cancer.
While she was a veteran stage and screen actress before landing her role on “One Day at a Time,” it was this show that made her a household name. This show also brought Valerie Bertinelli and Mackenzie Phillips to fame too, as they played the two teen and often wayward daughters of Bonnie’scharacter, Ann.
Norman Lear, who developed “One Day at a Time” said that Bonnie was such “a life force.” He said she was “bubbly," "always up" and "the smile never left her face.”
A private memorial will be held next week for Bonnie Franklin, her family said.