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Bonnie Franklin, who starred on the hit sitcom One Day At A Time, has died at age 69.
A family member told The Associated Press that she died on Friday. Her family had announced back in September that she was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Franklin kicked off her career at a young age. When she was just 9-years-old, she appeared on The Colgate Comedy Hour and had a small role in Alfred Hitchcock’s The Wrong Man in 1956. She graduated from UCLA, then moved on to Broadway, starring in Applause with Lauren Bacall. Her role earned her a Tony nod in 1970, making her the youngest nominee ever.
But it will always be her role as a divorced mother in One Day At A Time that she will be remembered for. The show, which premiered in 1975 and ran for nine seasons, earned her Golden Globe nominations in 1982 and 1983 and an Emmy nomination in 1982.
She would go on to make appearances on The Young and the Restless and TV Land’s Hot in Cleveland, which reunited her with One Day At A Time co-star Valerie Bertinelli.
THR notes that she was also active with charity work, co-founding the nonprofit Classic and Contemporary American Plays in 2001 and supporting AIDS research. Her family suggests that people donate to CCAP in her honor in lieu of flowers.