Bonnie Franklin

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Bonnie Gail Franklin
  • Birth Place: Santa Monica, CA
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 01/06/1944, Capricorn
  • Date of Death: 03/01/2013
  • Profession: Actor; singer; dancer
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Bonnie Franklin Fast Facts:
  • As a child, started out as a professional tap dancer, performing on TV shows such as The Colgate Comedy Hour.
  • At age 12, began acting with a small role in Alfred Hitchcock's made-for-TV movie The Wrong Man. 
  • In 1968, launched a rich stage career with an appearance in an off-Broadway production of the musical Your Own Thing.
  • Her 1970 Broadway debut in the musical Applause earned her numerous accolades, including the Theatre World Award, the Outer Critics Circle Award and a Tony Award nomination.  
  • Best known for her role as divorced mom Ann Romano in the classic sitcom One Day at a Time (1975-84).
  • Released several fitness videos including I Hate to Exercise, but I Love to Tap and Bonnie Franklin: Let's Tap.
  • Bonnie Franklin Relationships:
  • Claire Franklin - Mother
  • Judy - Sister
  • Marvin Minoff - Husband (deceased)
  • Ron Sossi - Ex-husband
  • Samuel Franklin - Father
  • Benjamin Franklin - Brother
  • Bonnie Franklin Awards:
  • 1982 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1970 Tony: Actress, Supporting or Featured (Musical) - Nominee
  • 1982 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • 1983 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • College:
  • Attended Smith College, North Hampton, MA; University of California, Los Angeles, CA (BA in English)

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