Television Favourite Bonnie Franklin Dies Ages 69

Both industry professionals and television fans are mourning the death of Bonnie Franklin today, after the star passed away in her Los Angeles home yesterday, Reuters reports.

According to a statement released by CBS, complications from pancreatic cancer was the cause of death, and she passed surrounded by relatives and friends. "My heart is breaking," Valerie Bertinelli, who played the younger daughter, Barbara, said in a statement. "Bonnie has always been one of the most important women in my life and was a second mother to me. She taught me how to navigate this business and life itself with grace and humour, and to always be true to myself. I will miss her terribly," Bertinelli added. "Ms. Franklin helped define and illuminate the role of single, working mothers within the cultural landscape," CBS said in its statement. Best known for her role in the Norman Lear-produced sitcom One Day at a Time, Franklin’s career spanned six decades, with appearances in more than 30 television series and made-for-TV movies. And during all of this, she still maintained a presence on the liv theatre scene.

“To my mother, getting married and having kids were synonymous with security," Franklin said in a 1977 interview with Family Weekly. "I used to tell her that was not always so, but I couldn't convince her. Then I got married, divorced, the series came along, it was a hit, and something remarkable happened: She came around to my point of view."


Contactmusic
Advertisement

Editors Recommendations

'Guardians of the Galaxy' Is Biggest Movie of 2014. Can 'Interstellar' Beat It?

Marvel's giant summer blockbuster Guardians of the Galaxy is officially the biggest...

'Guardians of the Galaxy' Is Biggest Movie of 2014. Can 'Interstellar' Beat It?

Al Pacino in Oscars Hunt After Stunning Venice Film Festival with 'Manglehorn'

Al Pacino, now 74, has nothing left to prove in the acting word. He has an Oscar, four...

Al Pacino in Oscars Hunt After Stunning Venice Film Festival with 'Manglehorn'

New York's Electric Zoo Cancelled Over "Extreme Weather"

New York's Electric Zoo music festival has been cancelled for the second time in...

New York's Electric Zoo Cancelled Over

Fall Out Boy - My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light Em Up) [Live]

Ahead of their recently announced sixth studio album, Fall Out Boy have released a...

Fall Out Boy - My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light Em Up) [Live] Video

Nude Pictures of Jennifer Lawrence Leak, But Hacker Is On Borrowed Time

Hundreds of explicit images of celebrities including nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence...

Nude Pictures of Jennifer Lawrence Leak, But Hacker Is On Borrowed Time

Owl City - This Isn't The End Video

The video for the Owl City song, 'This Isn't The End' has been released. The...

Owl City - This Isn't The End Video

The Bug - Angels & Devils Album Review

The Bug, Kevin Martin, may only just be releasing his fourth album under that name in seventeen years but he has hardly been...

The Bug - Angels & Devils Album Review

Stunning 'Foxcatcher' Leaves Eerie Mark on Telluride Film Festival

Bennett Miller's intense drama Foxcatcher - which previously scored five-star review at the...

Stunning 'Foxcatcher' Leaves Eerie Mark on Telluride Film Festival

"Supreme Mediocrity": Will Self Describes George Orwell as "Plain Wrong"

Will Self has delivered a scathing attack on George Orwell, describing the writer - one...

Advertisement

Comments

Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All