Bonnie Franklin dies leaving a legacy of memorable roles from both television and Broadway. Franklin may be best known for her role as Ann Romano on “One Day at a Time,” but she was a child actress and dancer who also appeared on the “Colgate Comedy Hour,” “Mr. Novak,” “Gidget” and “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.” On Broadway Franklin performed in shows such as “Applause” and “Dames at Sea.”
More recently Bonnie Franklin appeared on “The Young and the Restless” and “Hot in Cleveland.” The CBS hit “One Day at a Time” debuted in 1975 and of course starred Valerie Bertinelli and Mackenzie Phillips as Franklin's daughters. The show ran for nine seasons, ending in 1984. A reunion special was done in 2005.
The actress had been battling pancreatic cancer, which was diagnosed just last September. Bonnie Franklin died at her home Friday at the age of 69.