Bonnie Franklin, the petite red-headed from “One Day At A Time” was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, according to a recent statement released by her reps. The family remains positive about the actress’ future disease evolution and they requested the press to respect Bonnie’s wish for privacy.
Bonnie Franklin is currently undergoing special therapy in order to defeat her pancreatic cancer, an affection that she recently became aware of. The actress did not speak with the press; it was her family that notified the media about Bonnie’s recent health issues.
The actress’ close friends and family members told the press that Franklin is coping very well with her treatment, so there are no reasons for them not to expect a positive evolution. They will all take care of the “One Day At A Time” star as they will be living with her in Los Angeles in the following period.
Bonnie Franklin became famous when she received the part of the single mom, Ann Romano for the CBS comedy which aired from 1975 to 1984. She soon became very close to her co-stars, Mackenzie Phillips and Valerie Bertinelli, who were the first to send comforting messages to Bonnie. Phillips took to her Twitter account to send “love and sweet prayers” for the “incomparable Bonnie Franklin”.
Some of the most popular series of the century feature on the actress’ list of productions. She acted in the long lasting series “The Young and The Restless” as well as “Hot in Cleveland” during which she had the opportunity to join her former colleague and friend, Bertinelli on the set of the motion picture.
In 1970, Bonnie received a Tony Award nomination for her interpretation in the Broadway production “Applause”. She was also appreciated for her performance on the Broadway stage during “Dames at Sea” and “A Thousand Clowns”.