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TV Actress Bonnie Franklin Dead at 69

March 1, 2013

U.S. actress Bonnie Franklin has died of complications from pancreatic cancer, her family said Friday. She was 69.

Franklin is best known for her portrayal of Ann Romano, the single mother of two teen daughters, on the TV sitcom "One Day at a Time," which ran from 1975-84.

The actress announced last September that she had battling pancreatic cancer. Yahoo! confirmed her death Friday but didn't say exactly when and where it happened.

Franklin appeared on her former TV daughter Valerie Bertinelli's new sitcom, "Hot in Cleveland," in 2011, and was a guest star on the soap opera "The Young and the Restless" earlier this year, Yahoo! said.

Source: Copyright United Press International 2013

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