Bonnie Franklin

Bonnie Franklin

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Birthday: Jan 06, 1944

Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, USA

Bonnie Franklin found fame amidst a shift in American culture with her leading role on the popular sitcom "One Day at a Time" (CBS, 1975-1984), where she portrayed one of the first single mothers in primetime - certainly one of the first to anchor a television show. A child star in her days growing up in Southern California, she went on to win a flurry teen roles in 1960s television before finding more secure footing in the theater, notably via a two-year, award-winning run in the Broadway musical "Applause" in the early 1970s. In 1975, she took the role of single mother Ann Romano, who must raise two teenage daughters on "One Day at a Time," one of producer Norman Lear's library of shows seeking to morph the long-squeaky clean sitcom format to a more real-world feel. The show's long run drew enough limelight to win her a variety of made-for-TV movie projects, but would ultimately leave her typecast as "sitcom mom" and make further screen work hard to come by. Franklin returned to television for the infrequent guest appearance, ramped up her stage work in the late 1990s and, in the early 2000s, founded an organization that marshaled well-known actors to participate in a live theater program for L.A.-area students. Still, for many American television viewers, Franklin would always be the brassy, indefatigable mom able to face down the pitfalls of American family life all on her own.

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sister Margaret and the Saturday Night Ladies Sister Margaret (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Your Place or Mine Alexandra (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Portrait of a Rebel: The Remarkable Mrs. Sanger Margaret Sanger (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Law Bobbie Stone (Character) - 1974

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 79% Hot in Cleveland Agnieszka (Guest Star) 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Touched by an Angel Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
86% No Score Yet Almost Perfect Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
43% No Score Yet Burke's Law Theresa St. Claire (Guest Star) 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Munsters Today Director 1988-1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Charles in Charge Director 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet One Day at a Time Ann Romano (Character),
Director
1975-1984
20% No Score Yet The Love Boat Unknown (Guest Star) 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bronk Unknown (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Please Don't Eat the Daisies Unknown (Guest Star) 1965-1966
83% 83% The Munsters Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gidget Janie (Guest Star) 1965
100% No Score Yet The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mr. Novak Unknown (Guest Star) 1964

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