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Bonnie Franklin (I) (1944–2013)

Bonnie Franklin, of the freckled, fair-skinned, hazel-eyed, rosy-cheeked, carrot-haired variety, could light up a room with her buoyant, folksy personality, but she could be quite serious in a take-charge manner when it came to purposeful acting work. It took Norman Lear and a highly popular TV sitcom to finally make the 31-year-old performer a ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 3 nominations. See more awards »

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One Day at a Time
One Day at a Time Ann Romano / Ann Romano Royer
The Law
The Law Bobbie Stone
Invisible Diplomats


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 2011 Hot in Cleveland (TV Series)
- Bad Bromance (2011) ... Agnieszka
 1996 Almost Perfect (TV Series)
Mary Ryan
 1992 Hearts Are Wild (TV Series)
Gloria McKenzie
- The Catch (1992) ... Gloria McKenzie
 1987 Sister Margaret and the Saturday Night Ladies (TV Movie)
Sister Margaret
 1987 Shalom Sesame (TV Series)
Special Guest (1987)
 1983 Your Place... or Mine (TV Movie)
 1979 Breaking Up Is Hard to Do (TV Movie)
 1978 A Guide for the Married Woman (TV Movie)
 1978 All-Star Comedy Ice Revue (TV Movie)
 1977 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Stacy Skogstad, Captain's Ex-Wife
- The Captain and the Lady/One If by Land/Centerfold (1977) ... Stacy Skogstad, Captain's Ex-Wife
 1975 Bronk (TV Series)
- The Pickoff (1975)
 1974 The Law (TV Movie)
Bobbie Stone
 1965-1966 Please Don't Eat the Daisies (TV Series)
- Night of Knights (1966) ... Dorie
- Big Man on Campus (1966) ... Dorie
- Very, Very Huckleberry (1965) ... Dorie
 1966 The Munsters (TV Series)
- Herman's Sorority Caper (1966) ... Janice
 1965 Invisible Diplomats (Short)
 1965 Gidget (TV Series)
Jean / Janie
- Too Many Cooks (1965) ... Jean
- Chivalry Isn't Dead (1965) ... Janie
 1965 Hazel (TV Series)
Girl dreamer open house looker
- Hazel Sits It Out (1965) ... Girl dreamer open house looker (uncredited)
 1965 Karen (TV Series)
Charlotte Burns
- Holiday in Ski Valley (1965) ... Charlotte Burns
 1965 Profiles in Courage (TV Series)
- Prudence Crandall (1965) ... Deborah
 1965 You're the Judge (Short)
 1959 A Summer Place
Girl in Dormitory (uncredited)
 1957 Cavalcade of America (TV Series)
 1956 The Wrong Man
Young Girl (uncredited)
 1956 The Kettles in the Ozarks
Betty (uncredited)
 1954 Shower of Stars (TV Series)
Susan Cratchit
- A Christmas Carol (1954) ... Susan Cratchit
 1954 The Donald O'Connor Show (TV Series)
- Sunday World (1954)
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Other Works:

She acted in Wendy Wasserstein's play, "Third" in a Classic Contemporary American Play production at the Pico Playhouse in Los Angeles, California with Angela Goethals, Harold Gould, Marsha Kramer, and Graham Miller in the cast. Jenny Sullivan was director. See more »

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1 Interview | 2 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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5' 3" (1.6 m)

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It's been pretty much 50-50 between the acting and the singing. The stuff I've done on stage has been so bloody exciting. The roles are just extraordinary. To play a person who is drunk, or angry, or English, or blind, to have that kind of stretch--when you're over 40, that's the exact time of the really great, meaty roles for women in theater. It's a wonderful opportunity to take advantage of ... See more »


Performing in "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf", at the Public Theater, Pittsburgh, PA. See more »


Short red hair and blue eyes See more »

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