Bonnie Franklin made her TV debut at the age of 9 on a comedy show, but won the hearts of Americans playing a divorced mom in search of herself on “One Day at a Time” from 1975 to 1984. In her role as Ann Romano, she tackled tough topics – including suicide and birth control – while raising her two teen daughters, Julie (played by Mackenzie Phillips) and Barbara (Valerie Bertinelli), and managing her zany building superintendent, Schneider (Pat Harrington). In September 2012, a spokesperson for Franklin – who also appeared in movies, Alfred Hitchcock's “The Wrong Man,” among them – announced she was battling pancreatic cancer. She died at her Los Angeles home on March 1 of complications from the disease. She was 69.
Celebrities We Lost in 2013
Remembering Paul Walker, James Gandolfini, Dennis Farina, Cory Monteith, and the other stars who faded away forever in 2013.