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Bonnie Franklin fighting pancreatic cancer

Monday - 9/24/2012, 6:11pm  ET

By LYNN ELBER
AP Television Writer

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Bonnie Franklin, who starred in the sitcom "One Day At a Time," has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, her family said Monday.

In a statement released by CBS, the family said the 68-year-old actress is undergoing treatment and continuing her normal schedule.

Franklin, who lives in Los Angeles, and her family "remain extremely positive" and asked that her privacy be respected.

The petite, red-headed actress starred as single mom Ann Romano in the hit CBS comedy "One Day At a Time," which aired from 1975 to 1984. Her co-stars included Mackenzie Phillips and Valerie Bertinelli.

On her Twitter account, Phillips sent "out love and sweet prayers" to the "incomparable Bonnie Franklin."

Franklin's recent credits include appearances on "The Young and the Restless" and "Hot in Cleveland," which reunited her with Bertinelli.

On stage, Franklin was in the original Broadway production of "Applause," for which she received a 1970 Tony Award nomination, and other plays including "Dames at Sea" and "A Thousand Clowns."

Her family said Franklin is grateful for people's support and concern as she fights cancer.


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