Transcript for Hollywood Remembers 'One Day at a Time' Actress Bonnie Franklin
We reported last night here on the loss of an american actress who defined the role of a single mother. Before anyone else had. Abc's tanya rivero tonight here with bonnie franklin in her own words.... See More
We reported last night here on the loss of an american actress who defined the role of a single mother. Before anyone else had. Abc's tanya rivero tonight here with bonnie franklin in her own words. ♪ This is it this is it ♪ Reporter: For nine seasons, bonnie franklin played divorcee ann romano, becoming america's first single mom pop icon. Divorce was against anything I had been taught. Reporter: To 1970's audience, her character was revolutionary, showing divorce in all of its messiest while raising two daughters on her own. Franklin told "good morning america" just last year -- we were reflecting what was out there. Reporter: She took her sitcom role seriously. We had a certainly responsibility to be as honest and truthful as we could. Reporter: Her tv daughters saying tonight, "my heart is breaking. Bonnie was a second mother to me." And "she was just full of light and love." Bonnie will be very much missed. Missed by so many for whom franklin was a comforting redheaded beacon ahead of her time. Stick with me, huh? We'll make it. I promise.
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