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    Actress Bonnie Franklin has Died

    She passed away after battling pancreatic cancer. She was 69.

    Her role as Ann Romano on One Day At A Time was a groundbreaking role (as was the series) as a single mom raising two teenagers (along with all of the chaos that went with it).

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    The cause was complications of pancreatic cancer, family members said. They had announced the diagnosis in September.

    Ms. Franklin also acted on the stage and in movies and for years sang and danced in a nightclub act. But she was most widely known in the role of Ann Romano, one of the first independent women to be portrayed on TV wrestling with issues like sexual harassment, rape and menopause. Ms. Franklin — green-eyed, red-haired, button-nosed and 5-foot-3 — brought a buoyant comic touch to the part.
    RIP, Bonnie.

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    I always looked forward to watching One Day at a Time. Rest in peace, (((Bonnie)))
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    That was one of my favourite shows in my late teens.

    RIP
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    Did Schroeder find her?

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    Awwwww, I'm sorry to hear this. RIP, Bonnie Franklin.
    "I hit him with my shoes... if he had given me the medal like I told him to, I wouldn't have had to hit him!" -- 8-year-old Rhoda Penmark in "The Bad Seed"

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    Here's a wonderful performance of hers in the musical Applause.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89DzMDC6gws

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    RIP, Bonnie!

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    It was a joy to watch Bonnie get a guest shot on Valerie Bertinelli's show Hot in Cleveland last season. She still had her chops playing a character nothing like Ann Romano. A true performer in every sense of the word. RIP

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    She didn't do a very good job raising Mackenzie Phillips but I thought she would still outlast her.

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    Aww, only 69? Far too young :
    I HATE pancreatic cancer
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    Quote Originally Posted by VIETgrlTerifa View Post
    Here's a wonderful performance of hers in the musical Applause.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89DzMDC6gws
    Love that show and that was the first thing I thought of when I heard of her death--RIP Bonnie.

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    I watched it but that was before cable and I'm not sure I would have if there had been more choices. RIP Bonnie.

    ps - If it was such a good, ground-breaking show why isn't it in syndication?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheylana View Post
    Aww, only 69? Far too young :
    I HATE pancreatic cancer
    As do I!

    She was such a versatile performer; with a varied career.
    RIP, Bonnie.

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    "This is it!"

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    She was awesomely talented. This is sad.
    You should never write words with numbers. Unless you're seven. Or your name is Prince. - "Weird Al" Yankovic, "Word Crimes"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheylana View Post
    Aww, only 69? Far too young :
    I HATE pancreatic cancer
    As I do I too. It really is one of the worst of the worst because by the time they find it, it's too late to do anything but Pallative Support Care. It truly is one disease that is beyond cruel and hideous.

    I loved this show back in the day. I knew this was coming after hearing the announcement of the diagnosis in the Fall, but it doesn't make learning it any easier.

    RIP Bonnie and thanks for all of the laughs.

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    For Bonnie:
    APPLAUSE

    What is it that we're living for
    Applause, applause
    Nothing I know brings on the glow
    Like sweet applause
    You're thinking you're through
    That nobody cares
    Then suddenly you hear it starting

    And somehow you're in charge again
    And life's a ball
    Trumpets all sing, life seems to swing
    And you're the king of it all 'cause
    You've had a taste of
    The sound that says love
    Applause, applause, applause

    When I was eight I was in a school play
    I'll never forget it; I had one line to say
    My big moment came
    I said, "What ho! the prince!"
    My sister applauded
    I've been hooked ever since

    It's better than pot, it's better than booze
    A shot of applause will stamp out the blues
    You work til you're dead
    It ain't for the bread
    Call me out of my head

    Your bank account's bare
    Your cat has the flu
    Your losing your hair
    Then you hear it

    That happy sounds rolls over you
    And just like that
    Everything's right, this is the night
    Love hits you right where you're at
    Cuz you've had a taste of
    The sound that says love

    Applause, applause,
    It's wondrous applause,
    Thundrous applause,
    Beautiful, soaring, magnificent roaring,
    It's better than pot, it's better than booze,
    A shot of applause will stamp out the blues.
    Whatever you do you do better because
    You're doing it to the beat of applause!
    And nothing can beat the beat of applause.
    When you hear it...

    Why do we work our asses off?
    What is it for?
    Pains disappear
    Soon as you hear
    That happy audience roar, 'cuz
    You've had a taste of
    The sound that says love,
    Applause, applause, applause!

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    In an interview with ET, Mackenzie Phillips said that Bonnie did as much as she could to encourage her to get clean; and stay that way, while she was doing "One Day at a Time".
    She even told the producers that they had to fire her, after she didn't do so.

    Mackenzie said, difficult as it was, Bonnie did the right thing.

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