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Bonnie Franklin, star of 'One Day at a Time,' dead at 69
Yahoo ^ | March 1, 2013 | Dave Nemetz

Posted on 03/01/2013 11:02:42 AM PST by bgill

Actress Bonnie Franklin, known to TV fans as divorced mom Ann Romano on the '70s sitcom "One Day at a Time," has died at age 69. Her family says her death was due to complications from pancreatic cancer, which Franklin revealed she was battling back in September.

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Back in the day, guys had crushes on her. That dates me.

RIP.

1 posted on 03/01/2013 11:02:51 AM PST by bgill
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2 posted on 03/01/2013 11:05:45 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: bgill

 

RIP Ms. Franklin. You and the others in "One day at a Time" were an inspiration to millions of single parent families

3 posted on 03/01/2013 11:06:38 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: bgill

Honestly, I always thought that Ms. Phillips would be the first to go.

I did like Bonnie, but I watched that show for VALERIE BERTINELLI! WOW!


4 posted on 03/01/2013 11:07:33 AM PST by ExTxMarine (PRAYER: It's the only HOPE for real CHANGE in America!)
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To: bgill

Valerie Bertinelli was more my age. :)


5 posted on 03/01/2013 11:07:38 AM PST by SMGFan (SMGfan is not "Sub Machine Gun" fan)
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To: bgill

dates me too. i had a crush on deborah walley from BEACH BLANKET BINGO days


6 posted on 03/01/2013 11:07:47 AM PST by bravo whiskey (“People should not be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of their people.”)
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To: bgill

I liked Bonnie.
RIP


7 posted on 03/01/2013 11:09:30 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: bgill

Hey I had one even though I was a pup at the time. She was a prototype of the yummy mummy and I think is partially responsible for my partiality to pixie cuts on women. I also remember CBS gave her and her family a one-off song-and-dance variety show - one of those odd 70s programming decisions.

Considering what went on in the real lives of Mackenzie Phillips and Valerie Bertinelli, a sitcom about a divorced mother with two daughters in tow seems almost quaint now.

She seemed a decent sort. RIP.


8 posted on 03/01/2013 11:09:32 AM PST by relictele
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To: ExTxMarine

Valerie Bertinelli (and still is) and Deborah Walley (not on that show) were my all time favorites. Bonnie Franklin, to me, was blah.


9 posted on 03/01/2013 11:10:32 AM PST by laweeks
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To: bgill

These Norman Lear shows really kicked off the downward slide we are in by changing what people thought of as normal.


10 posted on 03/01/2013 11:11:16 AM PST by ifinnegan
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To: bgill

dates me too. i had a crush on deborah walley from BEACH BLANKET BINGO days


11 posted on 03/01/2013 11:12:48 AM PST by bravo whiskey (“People should not be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of their people.”)
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Don’t wanna put further rain on the funeral, but when I see her name, it reminds me that she played Margaret Sanger in a TV movie, who I’m sure was presented uncritically as a feminist icon, with no mention of her eugenics darkside.
Still, sad to see her die so young of an awful disease.


12 posted on 03/01/2013 11:15:04 AM PST by supremedoctrine ("What thou lovest well , remains. The rest is dross"---Ezra Pound)
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To: ifinnegan

‘The Brady Bunch’ did a lot of damage too. /sarc


13 posted on 03/01/2013 11:15:24 AM PST by Borges
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To: bgill

Pancreatic cancer is a bicth. My boss died this morning from pancreatic cancer. He was 64.
RIP


14 posted on 03/01/2013 11:17:05 AM PST by BO Stinkss
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To: supremedoctrine

Check out the title!

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0081359/?ref_=fn_tt_tt_1


15 posted on 03/01/2013 11:18:25 AM PST by Borges
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To: bgill

Hated that show. And Too Close for Comfort too! Looking at Valerie Bertinelli and not her braless mother was the only reason to watch.


16 posted on 03/01/2013 11:20:05 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

Speaking of TCFC, I always got Bonnie Franklin confused with Nancy Dussault.


17 posted on 03/01/2013 11:22:04 AM PST by Borges
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To: laweeks

Deborah was before my time, but I definitely thought she was a “looker” when I saw her in re-runs!


18 posted on 03/01/2013 11:22:04 AM PST by ExTxMarine (PRAYER: It's the only HOPE for real CHANGE in America!)
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To: cotton1706

wasn’t everyone on that show an alcoholic or something?


19 posted on 03/01/2013 11:24:14 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: ifinnegan

Agree. I can’t think of a single show, back then, that was worth watching.


20 posted on 03/01/2013 11:24:55 AM PST by KGeorge (hoplophobia: n. irrational, morbid fear of guns.)
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To: bravo whiskey

Deborah Walley died in Sedona, AZ in 2001 at age 59. RIP.


21 posted on 03/01/2013 11:25:02 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (What word begins with "O" and ends in economic collapse?)
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To: laweeks
Dukes of Hazzard and WKRP in Cincinnati were, at the time, "the" shows to watch for me. :-)
22 posted on 03/01/2013 11:27:35 AM PST by ConservativeStatement (Obama is the "Disco Duck" president. A no-substance novelty that reached number one.)
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To: bgill

I remember her well, often wonder what happened to her after the show ended.

I thought the show was disgusting, though....it was one of those “women don’t need men” shows that seemed to applaud a fatherless home.


23 posted on 03/01/2013 11:31:36 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: Lancey Howard

Most FReeepers would abhor her politics.
But today is not the day for that.

RIP and Shalom.


24 posted on 03/01/2013 11:31:52 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: supremedoctrine
Don’t wanna put further rain on the funeral, but when I see her name, it reminds me that she played Margaret Sanger in a TV movie, who I’m sure was presented uncritically as a feminist icon, with no mention of her eugenics darkside.

At the risk of sounding very mean and judgmental I assume,unless I see compelling proof to the contrary,that a person in showbiz is a worthless,filthy piece of excrement.As a result when I hear of the demise of a showbiz type I don't shed a single tear.Sometimes I think back fondly to one or more pieces of their work but I find it easy to separate a good piece of film/music from the reprobate who created/performed it.

25 posted on 03/01/2013 11:36:24 AM PST by Gay State Conservative ("Progressives" toss the word "racist" around like chimps toss their feces)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Now there’s a healthy respect for the Arts!


26 posted on 03/01/2013 11:37:16 AM PST by Borges
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To: Gay State Conservative

I have the same attitude


27 posted on 03/01/2013 11:38:41 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Borges
Now there’s a healthy respect for the Arts!

Name me some recent (40-50 years) "artists" who've led anything resembling a decent respectable private life.Booze...drugs...affairs...divorces...Marxist politics/causes....etc,etc.

28 posted on 03/01/2013 11:43:04 AM PST by Gay State Conservative ("Progressives" toss the word "racist" around like chimps toss their feces)
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To: ConservativeStatement
The ONLY reason I watched WKRP....


29 posted on 03/01/2013 11:43:31 AM PST by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Most artists from the past wouldn’t pass that test either.


30 posted on 03/01/2013 11:44:22 AM PST by Borges
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To: SoFloFreeper

I thought the show was disgusting, though....it was one of those “women don’t need men” shows that seemed to applaud a fatherless home.

Every plot was about the same...men bad...women good...men/society needs to pay more attention to the superior women. I mean I was 15 and picked up on the anti-manness of the show...and that VB was hot!


31 posted on 03/01/2013 11:44:22 AM PST by fungoking (Tis a pleasure to live in the Ozarks)
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To: newfreep

Baily Quarters! Always liked the Mary Ann over the Ginger.


32 posted on 03/01/2013 11:46:11 AM PST by fungoking (Tis a pleasure to live in the Ozarks)
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To: ExTxMarine
I watched that show for VALERIE BERTINELLI!

Same here.

FMCDH(BITS)

33 posted on 03/01/2013 11:46:47 AM PST by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: ifinnegan
These Norman Lear shows really kicked off the downward slide we are in by changing what people thought of as normal.

+1...throw in the Harry/Linda Bloodworth-Thomason's.

34 posted on 03/01/2013 11:48:03 AM PST by RckyRaCoCo (Shall Not Be Infringed)
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To: bgill
RIP.

She was in a US Army training film from the early 70s.

35 posted on 03/01/2013 11:49:43 AM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: bgill

I saw that show as one of the more ugly tools of the left, knowing how it was front and center in millions of homes, with millions of youth mesmerized by it’s messages.


36 posted on 03/01/2013 11:49:52 AM PST by ansel12 (Romney is a longtime supporter of homosexualizing the Boy Scouts (and the military).)
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To: bgill
RIP.

She was in a US Army training film from the early 70s.

37 posted on 03/01/2013 11:52:32 AM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: Borges
Most artists from the past wouldn’t pass that test either.

I think that at any given point in time those in showbiz were less likely to be what I call "respectable" (that word being used very broadly) than the typical American.So back in 1950 while 2% of "typical" Americans were doing cocaine 8% of those in showbiz were.If 10% of "typical" Americans had been fooling around 40% of showbiz types were.Today,I'd wager that 20% of "typical" Americans are smoking dope and that 80% (or more) of showbiz types are.

38 posted on 03/01/2013 11:53:14 AM PST by Gay State Conservative ("Progressives" toss the word "racist" around like chimps toss their feces)
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To: fungoking
"Mary Ann and Ginger"

What???!!! What did they have that Mrs. Howell/Lovey didn't have?

39 posted on 03/01/2013 11:53:52 AM PST by driftless2
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To: bgill

This Wiki summary reminds me why I hated the show and refused to watch it, even as a kid:

“The show stars Broadway character and former child actress Bonnie Franklin as Ann Romano, a woman who, echoing sentiments common to the 1970s, felt that she had always been either someone’s daughter, wife, or mother and wanted to “find herself.” She divorces her husband (played occasionally by veteran actor Joseph Campanella) and moves from Logansport to Indianapolis with her two daughters, seventeen-year-old Julie (Mackenzie Phillips), the older, more rebellious one, and the more mature fifteen-year-old Barbara (Valerie Bertinelli). The theme of the series rests on Ann’s desire to prove that she can live and raise her children independently.”


40 posted on 03/01/2013 11:54:04 AM PST by Mr Rogers (America is becoming California, and California is becoming Detroit. Detroit is already hell.)
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To: bgill

One of the original TV MILFs.


41 posted on 03/01/2013 11:54:09 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: GeronL
I have the same attitude...

Ditto.

42 posted on 03/01/2013 11:55:22 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Artists have been outsiders since the Romantic era. William Blake (anarchist by today’s standard) and Percy B. Shelley (expelled from Oxford for advocating atheism) weren’t saints either.


43 posted on 03/01/2013 11:56:07 AM PST by Borges
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To: bgill

Saw her recently playing a nun on “The Young And The Restless” and thought she didn’t look well. RIP.


44 posted on 03/01/2013 11:58:06 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: newfreep

And the best reason, too!

That and the turkeys.


45 posted on 03/01/2013 12:02:09 PM PST by Kommodor (Terrorist, Journalist or Democrat? I can't tell the difference.)
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To: bgill

She played Margaret Sanger in a made-for-TV film in the 80s. SAINT Margaret Sanger, that is.


46 posted on 03/01/2013 12:05:14 PM PST by Arthur McGowan (If you're FOR sticking scissors in a female's neck and sucking out her brains, you are PRO-WOMAN!)
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To: Gay State Conservative
Charlie Sheen
47 posted on 03/01/2013 12:08:04 PM PST by EEGator
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To: who knows what evil?

It’s a good default attitude with celebutards, I am never going to be disappointed.


48 posted on 03/01/2013 12:15:35 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: bgill

I had a crush on her - she was my first redhead.

Of course, Valerie Bertinelli is on my “list”. My goodness, that woman is so perky and happy it’s tooth-aching.

Bonnie is the same age as my dad. Wow.


49 posted on 03/01/2013 12:18:16 PM PST by ro_dreaming (G.K. Chesterton, “Christianity has not been tried and found wanting. It’s been found hard and lef)
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To: BO Stinkss
Pancreatic cancer is a bicth.

Pancreatic cancer seems to be more and more common. I knew several people personally who died from it, plus frequent news of public figures dying from it.

I wonder if it was called something else in the past, or if this is a recent development? I know panceatic cancer was heard of much less frequently 20 or more years ago.

50 posted on 03/01/2013 12:20:22 PM PST by Will88
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