Bonnie Franklin (I) (1944–2013)


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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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One Day at a Time Ann Romano / Ann Romano Royer
(1975-1984)
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Peggy Durrance
(1965)
(2012)
Almost Perfect Mary Ryan
(1996)

Filmography

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 2012 The Young and the Restless (TV Series)
Sister Celeste
- Episode #1.9998 (2012) ... Sister Celeste
- Episode #1.9996 (2012) ... Sister Celeste
- Episode #1.9992 (2012) ... Sister Celeste
- Episode #1.9991 (2012) ... Sister Celeste
- Episode #1.9987 (2012) ... Sister Celeste
 2011 Hot in Cleveland (TV Series)
Agnieszka
- Bad Bromance (2011) ... Agnieszka
 2000 Touched by an Angel (TV Series)
Carol Anne Larkin
- Reasonable Doubt (2000) ... Carol Anne Larkin
 1997 Cartoon Sushi (TV Series)
Bonnie Franklin (segment "Broccoli's Taxicab Confessions")
- Episode #1.6 (1997) ... Bonnie Franklin (segment "Broccoli's Taxicab Confessions") (voice)
 1996 Almost Perfect (TV Series)
Mary Ryan
- Moving In: Part 2 (1996) ... Mary Ryan
- Moving In: Part 1 (1996) ... Mary Ryan
 1994 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Theresa St. Claire
- Who Killed the Soap Star? (1994) ... Theresa St. Claire
 1992 Hearts Are Wild (TV Series)
Gloria McKenzie
- The Catch (1992) ... Gloria McKenzie
 1987 Shalom Sesame (TV Series)
Special Guest (1987)
 1987 Sister Margaret and the Saturday Night Ladies (TV Movie)
Sister Margaret
 1975-1984 One Day at a Time (TV Series)
Ann Romano / Ann Romano Royer
- Another Man's Shoes (1984) ... Ann Romano Royer (credit only)
- Off We Go (1984) ... Ann Romano Royer
- The Nearness of You (1984) ... Ann Romano Royer
- Meaning of Life (1984) ... Ann Romano Royer
- Up in Smoke (1984) ... Ann Romano Royer
 1983 Your Place... or Mine (TV Movie)
Alexandra
 1980 Portrait of a Rebel: The Remarkable Mrs. Sanger (TV Movie)
Margaret Sanger
 1979 Breaking Up Is Hard to Do (TV Movie)
Gail
 1979 The Mary Tyler Moore Hour (TV Series)
Bonnie Franklin
- Episode #1.3 (1979) ... Bonnie Franklin
 1978 A Guide for the Married Woman (TV Movie)
Shirley
 1978 Captain Kangaroo (TV Series)
Cinderella
- Bonnie Franklin (1978) ... Cinderella
 1977 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Stacy Skogstad, Captain's Ex-Wife
- Captain & the Lady/Centerfold/One if by Land... (1977) ... Stacy Skogstad, Captain's Ex-Wife
 1975 Three to Get Ready (TV Movie)
Ann Romano R.N.
 1975 Bronk (TV Series)
Rita
- The Pickoff (1975) ... Rita
 1974 The Law (TV Movie)
Bobbie Stone
 1965-1966 Please Don't Eat the Daisies (TV Series)
Dorie
- Night of Knights (1966) ... Dorie
- Big Man on Campus (1966) ... Dorie
- Very, Very Huckleberry (1965) ... Dorie
 1966 The Munsters (TV Series)
Janice
- Herman's Sorority Caper (1966) ... Janice
 1965 Invisible Diplomats (Short)
Trudy
 1965 You're the Judge (Short)
Sally
 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)
Deborah
- Prudence Crandall (1965) ... Deborah
 1963-1964 Mr. Novak (TV Series)
Sally / Mary
- Moment Without Armor (1964) ... Mary (uncredited)
- How Does Your Garden Grow? (1964) ... Sally
- To Break a Camel's Back (1963) ... Sally
 1962 Day in Court (TV Series)
Daughter
- Teenage Girls in Court (1962) ... Daughter
 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)
 1954-1955 Shower of Stars (TV Series)
Susan Cratchit
- A Christmas Carol (II) (1955) ... Susan Cratchit
- A Christmas Carol (1954) ... Susan Cratchit
 1954 A Christmas Carol
Martha Cratchet
 1954 The Donald O'Connor Show (TV Series)
Minor Role
- Sunday World (1954) ... Minor Role
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Personal Details

Other Works:

She acted in Wendy Wasserstein's play, "Third," in a Bonnie Franklin's Classic Contemporary American Plays 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 »

Publicity Listings:

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

Official Sites:

Official Site

Height:

5' 3" (1.6 m)

Spouse:

Marvin Minoff  (his death) | See more »

Children:

None | See more »

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Personal Quote:

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 »

Trivia:

Was the understudy for Sandy Duncan in the 1968 off-Broadway show, "Your Own Thing". She was often mistaken for Duncan at the time. See more »

Trademark:

Short stature See more »

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