Bonnie Franklin, who everybody knows as Ann Romano from One Day at a Time (and if you don’t know what One Day at a Time is, then you must be 12 and you should quit school immediately and really educate yourself by watching TV Land all day), died at her home in Los Angeles this morning. Deadline says that her family announced she died of complications from pancreatic cancer. She was 69.
Bonnie started out in theater and she was nominated for a Tony in 1970 for singing and dancing in Applause. Bonnie went on to do a bunch of theater stuff before landing the role of Ann Romano in One Day at a Time. Bonnie played the role for 9 seasons and after the show ended, she had a few guest roles on TV shows and directed a few episodes of Charles in Charles. She reunited with Valerie Bertinelli on an episode of Hot in Cleveland.
Bonnie’s husband of 29 years Marin Minoff died three years ago.
Rest in peace, Bonnie Franklin. We’ll all tap dance today in your honor.
And somebody should reboot these videos, but instead of calling it “I Hate To Exercise, I Love To Tap,” they should call ’em “I Hate To Exercise, I Love To Fap.” I’d buy every single video in that series.