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Bonnie Franklin dies at 69: Star of 1970s sitcom ‘One Day at a Time’

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Bonnie Franklin

Bonnie Franklin as she appeared in the opening credits of the first season of the sitcom “One Day at a Time.”

(LOS ANGELES TIMES) — Bonnie Franklin, the actress who created an indelible television character playing a divorced, working mother of two headstrong daughters on the long-running series “One Day at a Time,” died Friday at her home in Los Angeles. She was 69.

The cause was complications from pancreatic cancer, her family announced.

By the mid-1970s, Franklin was a theater veteran who had earned a Tony nomination for her performance in the Broadway musical “Applause” when she was offered a different kind of role, one that was not then the usual fare on network television.

READ THE FULL OBITUARY IN THE LA TIMES