Bonnie Gail Franklin (born January 6, 1944) is an American actress, best known for her starring role as a divorced mother in the television series One Day at a Time.
Franklin was born in Santa Monica, California, the daughter of Claire (née Hersch) and Samuel Benjamin Franklin, who was an investment banker. Her family moved to Beverly Hills when she was 13 years old, and she graduated from Beverly Hills High School in in 1961. She attended Smith College, performing in an Amherst College production of Good News as a freshman. Later, she moved back to California to attend UCLA. She was married to playwright Ronald Sossi from 1967 to 1970 and has been married to film producer Marvin Minoff since 1980. She has no children. Franklin has identified her religion as Jewish.
Franklin first appeared on television at age 9 in The Colgate Comedy Hour. She debuted on Broadway in 1970 in the musical Applause, earning a Tony Award nomination. She is best known for her portrayal of divorced mother Ann Romano on the television situation comedy One Day at a Time (1975 - 1984).