One Day at a Time mom Bon­nie Franklin dies at 69

Winnipeg Free Press - Section G - - ENTERTAINMENT -

NEW YORK — Bon­nie Franklin, the pert, red­headed ac­tress who won fame as a di­vorced mom on the long-run­ning sit­com One Day at a Time, has died.

Fam­ily mem­bers say she died Fri­day due to com­pli­ca­tions from pan­cre­atic can­cer. She was 69.

Her fam­ily had an­nounced she was di­ag­nosed with pan­cre­atic can­cer in Septem­ber 2012.

Though she al­ready had stage and TV cred­its, One Day at a Time made her a star with its pre­mière in 1975. She played a di­vorced sin­gle mother rais­ing two teenage girls, co-stars Va­lerie Bertinelli and Macken­zie Phillips.

The se­ries ran on CBS for nine sea­sons, spend­ing most of them as a Top 20 hit.

Franklin’s re­cent cred­its in­clude ap­pear­ances on The Young and the Rest­less and the TV Land com­edy Hot in Cleve­land, which re­united her with Bertinelli, one of that show’s reg­u­lars.

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