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Bonnie Gail Franklin (January 6, 1944 – March 1, 2013) was an American actress, best known for her leading role as divorced mother Ann Romano in the television series One Day at a Time (1975-1984, CBS). She was nominated for Emmy, Tony and Golden Globe Awards. Franklin first appeared on television at age 9 in The Colgate Comedy Hour. She debuted on Broadway in 1970 in the musical Applause, earning a Tony Award nomination.