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Net Worth:
$3 Million
Jan 6, 1944 - Mar 1, 2013 (69 years old)
Santa Monica
5 ft 2 in (1.6 m)
Actor, Television Director
United States of America
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Bonnie Franklin was an American actress who had a net worth of $3 million at the time of her death. Bonnie Franklin was born in Santa Monica, California in January 1944 and passed away in March 2013. She was best known for playing the role of Ann Romano in the soap opera "One Day at a Time," which earned her Emmy and Golden Globe award nominations. Franklin starred as Ann Romano in One Day at a Time from 1975 to 1984. In 2012 she starred as Sister Celeste in the soap opera "The Young and the Restless."

Franklin also appeared in episodes of the TV series "Cavalcade of America," "Mr. Novak," "Profiles in Courage," "Karen," "The Man from U.N.C.L.E.," "Hazel," "Gidget," "Please Don't Eat the Daisies," "The Munsters," "The Love Boat," "Hearts are Wild," "Burke's Law," "Almost Perfect," "Touched by an Angel," and "Hot in Cleveland." Franklin was nominated for two Golden Globe Awards, a Primetime Emmy Award, and two TV Land Awards for "One Day at a Time."

Early Life

Bonnie Franklin was born on January 6, 1944 in Santa Monica, California. Her father, Samuel Benjamin Franklin, was an investment banker who founded the Beverly Hills chapter of B'nai B'rith and her mother was Claire Franklin. Both of her parents were Jewish immigrants. Her father was from Russia while her mother was from Romania. They had married in Montreal before moving to the United States. When Franklin was 13, the family moved to Beverly Hills. She attended Beverly Hills High School and graduated in 1961. She then enrolled at Smith College and began performing in theatre productions. She moved back to California to attend UCLA. She earned her bachelor's degree in English from UCLA in 1966.


Franklin had appeared in a few television and film roles as a young child. She appeared in a non-credited role in the Alfred Hitchcock film, "The Wrong Man," in 1956. In the 1960s, she portrayed a teenage feature character in "You're the Judge," a short educational film about baking sponsored by Procter & Gamble which featured the use of the ingredient Crisco.

She made her Broadway debut in 1970 in the musical "Applause." For her performance, she earned a Tony Award nomination. Her recording of the show's title track, "Applause," was the most successful Broadway song of the season. Though her role in the show was not a major one, she did receive a lot of attention for it, upstaging the show's star, Lauren Bacall. She was featured in a photo spread in the July 1970 edition of "Vogue" magazine.

Franklin appeared at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, New Jersey in both the productions of "George M!" and "A Thousand Clowns." She also appeared in a production of "Carousel" at the Jones Beach Theater on Long Island in New York. She also began picking up television roles during this time. She guest-starred in "The Man from U.N.C.L.E." and "Hazel." She also had a semi-regular role on the series "Gidget."

In 1975, Franklin was cast in the situation comedy "One Day at a Time" as the divorced mother, Ann Romano. The series tackled a number of serious life and relationship issues and is an example of second-wave feminism, considering Romano was raising her two daughters on her own. The series became a staple of the CBS Sunday-night lineup and was one of the network's most successful television shows in history. The show remained on air through 1984. Franklin appeared in 208 episodes total. She received a nomination at the Primetime Emmy Awards in the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series category in 1982. She also was nominated at the Golden Globe awards and the TV Land awards. In 2012, Franklin and the cast accepted the TV Land Innovator Award for "One Day at a Time," which recognizes series that were ahead of their time when they premiered.


While on "One Day at a Time," Franklin also appeared in other films and television series like "The Love Boat," "Hanna-Barbera's All Star Comedy Ice Revue," "A Guide for the Married Woman," "Breaking Up is Hard to Do," "Portrait of a Rebel: The Remarkable Mrs. Sanger," and "Your Place…or Mine."

Franklin also continued acting after the show concluded. In 1992, she appeared in an episode of "Hearts Are Wild." In 1994, she appeared in "Burke's Law." She had a role in two episodes of "Almost Perfect" in 1996. In 2000, she had a guest role in "Touched by an Angel." Along with a number of other cast members, she participated in a reunion of "One Day at a Time" in 2005. In 2011, she appeared in "Hot in Cleveland." In 2012, she booked the role of Sister Celeste in "The Young and the Restless." She appeared in 11 total episodes. She was scheduled to appear in Joan Didion's one-woman play, "The Year of Magical Thinking" in April of 2013 but she withdrew because of illness.

Personal Life and Death

Franklin was married twice in her life. She married playwright Ronald Sossi in 1967. They remained together until 1970. In 1980, she married film producer Marvin Minoff. They remained married for 29 years until his death in November of 2009. They had originally met when Minoff worked as the executive producer of the television movie "Portrait of a Rebel: The Remarkable Mrs. Sanger," which starred Franklin. Through her marriage with Minoff, Franklin had two stepchildren, Jed and Julie.

On September 24, 2012, a family spokesperson announced that Franklin had pancreatic cancer and was then undergoing treatment. She died at the age of 69 in March of 2013 at her home in the Los Angeles area.

Real Estate

A few months after her death Bonnie's estate listed her longtime home in Encino, California for a bit under $2 million. It sold a few weeks later for $2.1 million.

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