Bonnie Franklin, who played a Midwestern divorced mom raising two teenage girls in the long-running Norman Lear sitcom One Day at a Time, has died. She was 69.
Franklin died Friday at her home in Los Angeles. Her family announced in September that she had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and was undergoing treatment.
The perky 5-foot-3 redhead also was a versatile cabaret performer and veteran of the stage who collected a Tony Award nomination in 1970 for her role as a gypsy in the original production of the Betty Comden-Adolph Green musical Applause.
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