Friday, March 1, 2013
'Six Degrees of Vincent D'Onofrio'...Bonnie Franklin
Bonnie Franklin was born on January 6, 1944 in Santa Monica, California. When she was 13 years old, her family moved to Beverly Hills where she attended high school. After graduating high school, she attended Smith College and moved back to California to attend UCLA. Her first appearance was on 'The Colgate Comedy Hour' at 9 years old and had a non-credited role in Alfred Hitchcock's film, 'The Wrong Man'. Bonnie made her Broadway debut in 1970 in the musical, 'Applause', which earned her a Tony Award nomination. Further performances followed including my home town of Pittsburgh in 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?'. She is most known for her TV series, 'One Day At A Time' in which she portrayed a divorced mother raising two daughters, played by Valerie Bertinelli and Mackenzie Phillips. The series ran from 1975 to 1984. She reunited with Bertinelli in 'Hot In Cleveland' last year. On September 24, 2012, it was announced that Bonnie had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and undergoing treatment. Today, Bonnie Franklin succumbed to her disease and passed away at 69 years old. Find the connection!