Famous TV mom and 1970’s sitcom “One Day at a Time” actress Bonnie Franklin has just died at the age of 69 on March 1, 2013 at her home in Los Angeles.
Franklin died from the complications of pancreatic cancer, which a family spokesperson had announced back in September 2012 and was undergoing treatment.
Bonnie Franklin was best known for her role as single mother “Ann Romano” in television situation comedy “One Day at a Time” which ran was filmed from 1975 to 1984.
In that TV hit, Franklin starred opposite actor Pat Harrington Jr in the role of Superintendent “Dwayne F. Schneider” or simply Schneider (famous for his trust toolbelt and the line “the ladies in this building don’t call me ‘Super’ for nothing!”) and actresses Valerie Bertinelli and Mackenzie Phillips who played her daughters “Barbara Cooper” and “Julie Cooper.”
Franklin had begun her acting career in 1954 with TV series “Shower of Stars” as “Susan Cratchit” in episode “A Christmas Carol” and had since earned some 29 titles as an actress, 42 as herself and 4 titles as Director.
Her other work in well know productions included “A Summer Place” in 1959, “Mr Novak,” “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.,” “Gidget,” “The Munsters,” “The Love Boat,” “Burke’s Law,” “Touched by an Angel” and “The Young and the Restless.” Lots of memories there for a lot of us…
Ms Franklin was married to Ronald Sossi from 1967 to 1970, who she divorced and Marvin Minoff from 1980 to 2009, until his death.
Though Bonnie Franklin played a famous TV Mom who personified the single mother of our times, in reality, she had no children of her own.
Your countless fans will be missing you Bonnie Franklin!