Bonnie Franklin Dies at 69

Bonnie Franklin


updated 03/01/2013 AT 2:20 PM ET

originally published 03/01/2013 AT 1:30 PM ET

One Day at a Time star Bonnie Franklin, who announced last September that she was suffering from pancreatic cancer, died of complications of the disease on Friday, her family told the Los Angeles Times. She was 69.

Franklin died at her Los Angeles home, and is survived by her mother, Claire Franklin, and stepchildren Jed Minoff and Julie Minoff, said the paper.

On the long-running CBS series, which was developed by Norman Lear and on the air from 1975-1984, Franklin starred as divorced mom Ann Romano, alongside Mackenzie Phillips and Valerie Bertinelli, who played her teenage daughters.

Franklin and Bertinelli reunited on the small screen in 2011 when the Franklin played the mother of Bertinelli’s character’s boyfriend on Hot in Cleveland.

When Franklin’s disease was first revealed, Phillips Tweeted, “Sending out love and sweet prayers to my ‘mom.’ The incomparable Bonnie Franklin.”


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