Bonnie Franklin Biography
Birthday: 1968 (Taurus)
Born In: Santa Monica, California, United States
The noted American actress, Bonnie Franklin, was born in the middle of the 20th century in the US state of California. She first appeared on the television at the age of nine in a song-and-dance routine on ‘The Colgate Comedy Hour’. Later, she went on to appear in a number of films, playing non-credited roles. At the age of 20, while studying English at the University of California, Los Angeles, she appeared in two episodes of the dramatic series ‘Mr. Novak’. At 24, she moved to New York City, where she performed in a number of Broadway and off-Broadway shows. She became well-known for her role in the musical play ‘Applause’, which also earned her a Tony Award nomination. Thereafter, she continued to work both on stage as well as in television series. Her role as a divorced mother in the TV sitcom ‘One Day at a Time’ was greatly praised and brought the highest peak in her career. Concurrently, she also took up other projects, starring in many well-received television movies. However, the stage remained her first love and apart from performing in many acclaimed plays, Franklin also toured with an autobiographical cabaret act in the early 1980s. Continuing to work almost till the end, she passed away at the age of 69 from pancreatic cancer.