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Bonnie Franklin dies at 69; mom on TV's 'One Day at a Time'
Bonnie Franklin dies at 69; mom on TV's 'One Day at a Time'

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 Los Angeles home. 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. Developed by Norman Lear, the new CBS series would tell the story of Ann Romano, a divorced woman in her 30s who was...

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