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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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 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
 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
 1966 The Munsters (TV Series)
- Herman's Sorority Caper (1966) ... Janice
 1965-1966 Please Don't Eat the Daisies (TV Series)
- Big Man on Campus (1966) ... Dorie
- Very, Very Huckleberry (1965) ... Dorie
 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 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series)
Peggy Durrance
- The Gazebo in the Maze Affair (1965) ... Peggy Durrance
 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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She acted in Frank Gilroy's play, "The Subject was Roses," in a Classic Contemporary American Plays production at the Pico Playhouse in Los Angeles, California with Pat Harrington and Graham Miller in the cast. Ernest Figueroa was director. See more »

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


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[In 2004, she reviewed clips from One Day at a Time (1975)] "When I looked at the tapes, I remember thinking how thin I looked. At the time, I was always saying, 'I need to lose weight, I need to lose 10 pounds'." See more »


Appeared in "Double Act", with Keir Dullea, at American State Festival, Milford, CT. See more »


Short red hair and blue eyes See more »

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