Jump to Content

Collection Guide
Collection Title:
Collection Number:
Get Items:
Franklin (Bonnie) Papers
View entire collection guide What's This?
Search this collection
Collection Overview
Table of contents What's This?
Bonnie Franklin is best known for her role as Ann Romano on the television sitcom, One Day at a Time (1975-1984). The bulk of collection are bound scripts for television program, One Day at a Time. Additionally, there are a small number of photographs, posters, award nomination certificates, poster-like items, and ephemera.
Bonnie Gail Franklin was born January 6, 1944, in Santa Monica, CA. She attended Smith College, 1961-63 and earned a BA in English from University of California, Los Angeles, 1966. Franklin was a child tap-dancer and actress and a protégé of Donald O'Connor. She made her stage debut in San Francisco and an off-Broadway debut in in a production of Your Own Thing (1968). Among her stage appearances are Dames at Sea (1969), Applause (1970), Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune (1988), and Annie Get Your Gun (1988), among others. Her film credits include The Kettles in the Ozarks (1956), The Wrong Man (1956), and A Summer Place (1959). She is best known for her role as Ann Romano on the television sitcom, One Day at a Time (1975-1984). Franklin received many awards and honors, among them a nomination from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series (1982), One Day at a Time; Antoinette Perry Award nominee for Best Supporting Actress, Musical Applause, 1970; and Hollywood Foreign Press Golden Globe, for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series One Day at a Time, 1982 and 1983. Among her philanthropic activities, she was honorary chair for the National Committee of Arts with the Handicapped. Bonnie Franklin died in Los Angeles on March 1, 2013.
5.6 Linear Feet (9 boxes, 1 carton, and 1 flat)
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UC Regents. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.