Bonnie Franklin's Classic Contemporary American Plays

by Sylviastel | created - 01 Jul 2014 | updated - 14 May 2015 | Public

This organization was founded by the beloved actress, Bonnie Franklin, with friends and others to help educate and inspire students in the Los Angeles public school system. You can visit the website at http://www.bfccap.org for more information. From her death in 2013, it was renamed in Bonnie Franklin's memory.

In the summer of 2000 at Bonnie Franklin's Encino home, Bonnie, her agent and friend Marilyn Shapiro, and sister Judy Franklin Bush developed an organization to connect American theater to high school students.

Bonnie's sister, Judith Franklin Bush, was also a founder and is president. She is also outreach coordinator.

Ernest A. Figueroa was also a Board Member; associate producer; and director.

Victoria Franklin Kupetz (Bonnie and Judy's sister) Board Member.

Honorary Board Members: Rabbi Leonard Beerman Joan Beerman Barbara Sanders Barbara Yaroslavsky

Advisory Board: Susan Braig Alison J. Graham: Public Relations.

Educational Board: Keren Goldberg, Chair Robin Lithgow Jennifer Pust Steve Segal James Waller Mark Slavkin

Linda Tross; stage manager.

1. Bonnie Franklin

Actress | One Day at a Time

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 ...

Co-founder and was an active part of the organization. She had appeared in many stage readings. Upon her loss, this organization was renamed in her memory. Artist and director.

Co-founder: She, Bonnie Franklin, and her sister, Judy Franklin Bush founded the organization in the summer of 2000; Marilyn was Bonnie's best friend and manager. She was also director.

Board of Directors. Board Member.

4. Patricia Fass Palmer

Producer | One Day at a Time

Patricia Fass Palmer is known for One Day at a Time (1975), Gilmore Girls (2000) and A Year at the Top (1977).

Board of directors: Vice President.

5. Jenny Sullivan

Actress | V

Jenny Sullivan was born on December 14, 1946 in Los Angeles, California, USA. She is an actress and director, known for V (1983), V: The Final Battle (1984) and Getting Straight (1970). She was previously married to Jim Messina.

Board of directors: Board Member: Director.

6. Hattie Winston

Actress | Beverly Hills Cop III

Hattie Winston was born on March 3, 1945 in Lexington, Mississippi, USA. She is an actress, known for Beverly Hills Cop III (1994), Jackie Brown (1997) and Becker (1998). She has been married to Harold Wheeler since December 16, 1978. They have one child.

Board of directors: Vice President. Now known as Hattie Winston Wheeler. Director.

7. Mike Antonovich

Self | Academy of Television Arts and Sciences 50th Anniversary Celebration Tribute to Bob Hope

Mike Antonovich was born on August 12, 1939 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He is known for Academy of Television Arts and Sciences 50th Anniversary Celebration Tribute to Bob Hope (1996). He has been married to Christine Hu since February 15, 1998. They have two children.

Advisory board of directors

8. Gilbert Cates

Producer | I Never Sang for My Father

Gilbert Cates was born on June 6, 1934 in New York City, New York, USA. He was a producer and director, known for I Never Sang for My Father (1970), Absolute Strangers (1991) and Dragonfly (1976). He was married to Dr. Judith Reichman and Jane Betty Dubin. He died on October 31, 2011 in Los Angeles...

Advisory board of directors

Advisory board of directors: Honorary Board Member.

10. Shuko Akune

Actress | E/R

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Artist

11. Lou Antonio

Actor | Cool Hand Luke

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12. Adam Arkin

Director | Get Shorty

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Artist

13. Edward Asner

Actor | Up

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14. William Atherton

Actor | Die Hard

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15. Rene Auberjonois

Actor | Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

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16. Richard Azurdia

Actor | East Los High

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17. Eileen Barnett

Actress | Gilmore Girls

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18. Meredith Baxter

Actress | All the President's Men

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19. Jordan Belfi

Actor | Entourage

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20. Jahmela Yarbrough

Producer | First

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21. David Birney

Actor | Someone's Watching Me!

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22. Denise Blasor

Actress | Calle de la Resistencia

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23. John Bowab

Director | Here and Now

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Advisory Board: Director.

24. Charlie Brill

Actor | Silk Stalkings

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Artist

25. Ivar Brogger

Actor | Jersey Boys

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26. Chris Butler

Actor | Rescue Dawn

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27. L. Scott Caldwell

Actress | The Fugitive

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28. Bryan Callen

Actor | Warrior

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29. K Callan

Actress | Knives Out

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30. Willie C. Carpenter

Actor | Men in Black

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31. Lanei Chapman

Actress | Rat Race

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32. Susan Clark

Actress | Coogan's Bluff

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33. Julie Cobb

Actress | Star Trek

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34. Robyn Cohen

Actress | The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

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35. Misty Cotton

Actress | F.A.R.T. The Movie

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36. James Cromwell

Actor | L.A. Confidential

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37. Alex Désert

Actor | Swingers

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38. Cliff De Young

Actor | The Craft

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39. Zooey Deschanel

Actress | New Girl

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40. Bebe Drake

Actress | Wild Hogs

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41. James Eckhouse

Actor | Junior

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Recent film credits: ' The Happy Camper' coming out this winter, 'Saving Paradise', and 'A Simple Wedding' Other notable film credits include: The Avengers, S.W.A.T.,...

Director

42. Joe Egender

Producer | Unnatural Selection

Joe Egender was born on March 16, 1976 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for Unnatural Selection (2019), The Night Of (2016) and American Horror Story (2011).

Artist

43. Maya Erskine

Actress | PEN15

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44. Shelley Fabares

Actress | The Donna Reed Show

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Honorary Board Member.

45. Nanette Fabray

Actress | Harper Valley P.T.A.

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She was born in San Diego, California, to Louisiana-born parents, Lily Agnes (McGovern) and Raoul Bernard ...

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46. Takayo Fischer

Actress | Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End

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47. Jane Fleiss

Actress | Lucky Bastard

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48. Bruce French

Actor | Jurassic Park III

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Artist

49. Robin Gammell

Actor | Skyline

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Director

50. Teri Garr

Actress | Tootsie

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51. Chuma Gault

Actor | Game of Silence

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52. Kimiko Gelman

Actress | The Hunger Games

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Artist

53. Harold Gould

Actor | Patch Adams

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Artist

54. Michael Gross

Actor | Family Ties

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Artist: director.

55. Robert Guillaume

Actor | The Lion King

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56. LisaGay Hamilton

Actress | The Practice

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57. Melinda Page Hamilton

Actress | Stay

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Hamilton ...

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58. Ren Hanami

Actress | Star Trek: Picard

Ren Hanami grew up in Huntington Beach, California with roots in Hawaii. Her parents were Alice Akimi Hanna of Japanese descent and James Arthur Hanna descended from the Clan Hannay and Sorbie Tower in south west Scotland. (en.Wikipedia.org/wiki/Sorbie_Tower)

Hanami is an a 2021 Inductee into the ...

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59. Hill Harper

Actor | CSI: NY

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60. Pat Harrington Jr.

Actor | One Day at a Time

Pat Harrington Jr. was born on August 13, 1929 in New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor and writer, known for One Day at a Time (1975), The President's Analyst (1967) and Move Over, Darling (1963). He was married to Sally Cleaver and Marjorie Ann Gortner. He died on January 6, 2016 in Los ...

Honorary Board Member: Artist

61. Jackée Harry

Actress | 227

Jackée Harry was born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and reared from the age of nine in Harlem, New York, by her mother, Flossie. At the tender age of fourteen, Jackée landed the lead role of the King in her school's production of The King and I. Upon graduation from New York City's High School ...

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62. Mariette Hartley

Actress | The Incredible Hulk

Mariette Hartley was born Mary Loretta, a name she dislikes, in Weston, Connecticut. She was raised in accordance with the principles espoused by her behavioral psychologist grandfather, John B. Watson, who believed that children should never be held or cuddled. She says that the lack of warmth at ...

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63. Katherine Helmond

Actress | Soap

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64. Marin Hinkle

Actress | Two and a Half Men

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65. Amad Jackson

Actor | The Ladykillers

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66. Jim Jansen

Actor | Water for Elephants

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Artist

68. Eve Kagan

Actress | The Notebook

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Artist

69. Mimi Kennedy

Actress | Midnight in Paris

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70. Marsha Kramer

Jumper

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Advisory Board: Artist

71. Randy Kravis

Actor | My Chorus

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72. Carlos Lacamara

Actor | The Mexican

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73. Tracey Leigh

Actress | 3 from Hell

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74. Dawnn Lewis

Actress | A Different World

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75. Steve Landesberg

Actor | Barney Miller

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76. Eric Lange

Actor | Escape at Dannemora

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77. Piper Laurie

Actress | The Hustler

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78. Michael Learned

Actress | The Waltons

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79. Matt Letscher

Actor | The Mask of Zorro

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80. Sal Lopez

Actor | Full Metal Jacket

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81. Euriamis Losada

Actor | How to Be a Vampire

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82. Janet MacLachlan

Actress | The Thirteenth Floor

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Artist

83. Monette Magrath

Actress | Weeds

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84. Nancy Malone

Actress | Naked City

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Director

85. Rudy Marquez

Actor | Party of Five

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86. Dakin Matthews

Actor | Child's Play 3

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87. Zilah Mendoza

Actress | Bed & Breakfast: Love is a Happy Accident

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88. David Michie

Jumper

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89. Graham Miller

Actor | The Lego Movie

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90. Alex Morris

Actor | The Departed

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91. Iona Morris

Actress | X-Men

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Artist

92. Javi Mulero

Actor | Calle de la Resistencia

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Artist

93. Lou Myers

Actor | The Wedding Planner

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94. Craig T. Nelson

Actor | Coach

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95. Ali Olmo

Actress | Faster

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96. Arianna Ortiz

Actress | Nine Days

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John Bennet Perry; Artist.

98. Mackenzie Phillips

Actress | American Graffiti

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Honorary Board Member: Artist

99. Tonya Pinkins

Actress | Enchanted

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100. Lawrence Pressman

Actor | Nine to Five

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