Bonnie Franklin: 5 Hot-Button Issues ‘One Day at a Time’ Took On

Actress Bonnie Franklin, who died on March 1 at age 69 in Los Angeles, was a television trailblazer in the Norman Lear-Allan Manings sitcom One Day at a Time, which had a nearly nine-year run on CBS from 1975 to 1984. Franklin wasn’t the first to portray a divorced woman on TV, but as Ann Romano, a mother of two teenage daughters who moved to Indianapolis to get a fresh start after her marital breakup, her struggle to reinvent herself …