Bonnie Franklin Dies at the Age of 69

Chris Connelly remembers the life of a television icon.
2:08 | 03/02/13

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This morning -- remembering a television icon actress Bonnie Franklin died Friday the age of 69 after a battle with pancreatic cancer. For a generation of single mother she embodied their struggles and their -- with her pioneering role as a divorced mom raising two teenage daughters. On one day at a time ABC's Chris Connolly has the story. Yeah yeah. Through nine seasons a single parent in Ramona Bonnie Franklin was one of the mighty is moms can sit down. They get -- -- and he cannot marry room. A divorcee in -- raising two daughters one would aching to drive in the fast lane it's like peanuts. Start you just. The -- still parked at the curb. -- wouldn't be nice girl and -- Always offering compassion that quick wit and -- ready for anything attitude not to get out and Megan and I around. And it's 1975. Premiere this Norman Lear produced show it struck a nerve. I guess its long time since the -- sleepover. Okay. Franklin's feminism bringing a brazenly up to date reality to the standard sitcom. As she recalled the Good Morning America at a one day at a time TV land cast reunion just last year. And the truth of the matter was -- reflecting that was out there -- just had not been on television before it's. Okay. -- -- yeah. -- Franklin's career went beyond television -- 1970 Broadway musical debut earned her a Tony nomination. And she showcases dancing skills and a workout dvd entitled. I hate that exercise. I love. Yet it's one day at a time that we will be her beloved -- and not just crude audiences. But with the -- that -- -- always in the wake of her death Valerie Byrd and Billy creating my heart is breaking. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- I promise for Good Morning America Chris Connelly ABC news Los Angeles.

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