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Actress Bonnie Franklin has Died

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by Cyn, Mar 2, 2013.

  1. Cyn

    Cyn Well-Known Member

    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).

    NYT Article

    RIP, Bonnie.
  2. Simone411

    Simone411 FSU Uber fan

    I always looked forward to watching One Day at a Time. Rest in peace, (((Bonnie))) :(
  3. Really

    Really I need a new title

    That was one of my favourite shows in my late teens.

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  4. heckles

    heckles Well-Known Member

    Did Schroeder find her?
  5. skateboy

    skateboy Well-Known Member

    Awwwww, I'm sorry to hear this. RIP, Bonnie Franklin.
  6. VIETgrlTerifa

    VIETgrlTerifa Well-Known Member

  7. paskatefan

    paskatefan Well-Known Member

    RIP, Bonnie!
  8. KHenry14

    KHenry14 Well-Known Member

    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
  9. heckles

    heckles Well-Known Member

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

    Cheylana Well-Known Member

    Aww, only 69? Far too young :wuzrobbed:
    I HATE pancreatic cancer :( :(
  11. Cachoo

    Cachoo Well-Known Member

    Love that show and that was the first thing I thought of when I heard of her death--RIP Bonnie.
  12. milanessa

    milanessa engaged to dupa

    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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  13. skatesindreams

    skatesindreams Well-Known Member

    As do I!

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

    heckles Well-Known Member

    "This is it!"
  15. overedge

    overedge Janny uber

    She was awesomely talented. This is sad.
  16. AragornElessar

    AragornElessar Well-Known Member

    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.
  17. Cachoo

    Cachoo Well-Known Member

    For Bonnie:

    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!
  18. skatesindreams

    skatesindreams Well-Known Member

    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.