Bonnie Franklin (born January 6, 1944 in Santa Monica, California) is an American actress of Jewish descent.
Franklin is best known for her portrayal of the divorced mother, Ms. Ann Romano, on the long-running television situation comedy (or, since so many of its episodes dealt with serious topics, some have called it a "dramedy") One Day at a Time (1975 - 1984).
Bonnie Franklin has also been a guest star on a number of other television series and directed several episodes of the 1980s sitcom Charles in Charge.
Additionally, she has starred in stage plays both on and off Broadway, winning a Theatre World Award plus a Tony Award nomination in 1970 for "Best Featured Actress in a Musical" for her performance in Applause (she stole the show from Lauren Bacall, who is very prickly about that kind of thing). Franklin is short and slight but has a powerful singing voice.
She was married to playwright Ronald Sossi from 1967 to 1970 and was married for the second time to film producer Marvin Minoff in 1980. She has no children.
(March 1999) Performing in "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf" at the Public Theater, Pittsburgh, PA
(July 1998) Appears in "Double Act" with Keir Dullea, at American State Festival, Milford, CT.
(March 1998) Performing the role of Gloria in "Grace and Glorie" at the Helen Hays Theatre in Nyack, NY
(July 1997) Appears in "Grace & Glorie" as Gloria, Ogunquit Playhouse, Ogunquit, Maine, USA. (through 19 July); Cape Cod Playhouse, Dennis, Massachusetts, USA. (21 July to 3 August).
(September 1999) Appears in "For the Price of a Cup of Coffee" as Leering Death in Schneider, Minnesota.