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
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