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Actress Bonnie Franklin of 'One Day at a Time' dies

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Bonnie Franklin's character Ann Romano "helped define and illuminate the role of single working mothers. Bonnie Franklin's character Ann Romano "helped define and illuminate the role of single working mothers.

(CNN) -- Actress Bonnie Franklin, star of the long-running TV show "One Day at a Time," has died Friday due to complications from pancreatic cancer. She was 69.

Her character, Ann Romano was "ground-breaking," CBS said in a statement, because it "helped define and illuminate the role of single working mothers within the cultural landscape."

The show, produced by Norman Lear, was on for nine seasons, from the mid-70s to mid-80s.

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