Bonnie Franklin, 1944-2013

Franklin was born in Santa Monica, California on January 6, 1944.


Bonnie first appeared on television at age 9 in The Colgate Comedy Hour and then later appeared in a non-credited role in the Alfred Hitchcock film The Wrong Man. In the 1960s she portrayed a teenage feature character in “You’re the Judge,” a short educational film about baking sponsored by Procter & Gamble featuring the use of Crisco.

Her most notable role, Anne Romano, debuted in 1975 in the hit TV series One Day At A Time, with Valerie Bertinelli and MacKenzie Phillips

On September 24, 2012, a family spokesman announced that Franklin had pancreatic cancer, and was undergoing treatment.

Franklin died on March 1, 2013 at her home in Los Angeles due to complications from pancreatic cancer

Bonnie Franklin