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Bonnie Franklin

Dead at 69

3/1/2013 10:09 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0301-bonnie-franklin-gettyBonnie Franklin -- who starred as Ann Romano on the classic TV show "One Day at a Time" -- died today due to complications from pancreatic cancer. She was 69. 

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

Franklin had a long career, but was best known for playing the mother to Valerie Bertinelli and Mackenzie Phillips on "One Day at a Time" from 1975-1984.

She was married to playwright Ronald Sossi from 1967 to 1970 and to film producer Marvin Minoff from 1980 until his death in November 2009. She had no children.



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RIP Bonnie
Ran into her in a DC hotel lobby many years ago, she was very kind, talked to my daughter and I, was a sweetheart.....

580 days ago


Too bad for Bonnie Franklin. Had found out she was born in the SAME year as my father. She was a VERY marvelous actress, and "One Day at a Time" was, without a doubt, the BEST show she was on.

579 days ago


Much too young. Miss you!

579 days ago


Bonnie will be sorely missed, I enjoyed her on TV and I am so sorry she was so sick...may she rest in peace.

579 days ago

Haunted Memphis    

She represented women like my mom, a single working mother. And she made us laugh. Rest in peace Bonnie.

579 days ago


watched the show back in the day.....tough way to go out....hope she didn't suffer too much....always enjoyed her charm.

579 days ago


Those fingers growing from her right shoulder, in the top picture of her above, should have been a dead giveaway that something was amiss.
Rest in peace!

579 days ago


Rest in peace, Miss Bonnie. You brought us many fun-filled hours of entertainment.

579 days ago


So sad to hear this. Pancreatic cancer is a real beast - lost several friends to it. Some fought it, some didn't. Outcome the same. Horrible disease no matter where it strikes, but no cure or successful treatment for pancreatic yet.

579 days ago


rip...thz for the memories!

579 days ago


She was so nice. Rest in peace.

579 days ago


What a sad loss. To her family, friends, and former cast mates deepest sympathy. She will be missed.

579 days ago


I liked her, the show one day at a time she was on was cute,funny and also lessons learned. RIP Bonnie..

579 days ago

Angela Seymour    

So sorry for the loss. I just lost my husband to pancreatic cancer. He had no symptoms at all and was sick for about a week. Diagnosed on 9-8-12 and died 10-8-12 just 30 days later. It is a devestaing disease that takes its toll quickly and is so shocking - especially when someone is so active and alive. It is the least you expect and the grief very hard to work through.

579 days ago

Angela Seymour    

So sad to hear of another person to get this devestating disease that strikes so quickly and killy so fast. My husband had no symptoms, got sick on week, diagnosed 9-8-12 and died 10-8-12. He was my hero - a retired Firefigher Engineer and the love of the life - 30 years of bliss. My prayers and condolences to her family. I know it was a shocking a quick and devasting disease and horrible to watch a loved one go through. My heart goes out to you and feel free to contact me if you need a shoulder

579 days ago
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