Bonnie Franklin, ‘One Day at a Time’ Star, Is Battling Pancreatic Cancer

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Actress Bonnie Franklin has had to face some upsetting news recently. The 68-year-old One Day at a Time star has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, Franklin’s family rep confirms to USA Today. She is currently undergoing treatment to battle the cancer.

Franklin is best known for her role as Ann Romano, a divorced mom, in the hit series One Day at a Time, which aired from 1975-1984. In the series, she starred alongside Valerie Bertinelli and Mackenzie Phillips. And Phillips has taken to Twitter to share her sadness about the pain that Franklin is going through:

Sending out love and sweet prayers to my “mom”. The incomparable Bonnie Franklin.

— Mackenzie Phillips (@MackPhillips) September 24, 2012

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News Editor Lindsey DiMattina started her career writing for a series of interior design magazines in South Florida, but moved to NYC on a whim. She dabbled in fashion PR, then took a job doing celebrity reporting. For three years, she broke news about Kim Kardashian, Mariah Carey, Snooki, Bachelor/Bachelorette winners, Teen Moms, and many more. In her spare time, you can find her rocking out to Sugarland or Lil Jon and walking her dog Bene Hendrix (named after the Jimi Hendrix). She never misses an episode of “The Borgias,” “Boardwalk Empire,” or “Game of Thrones."