(CNN) — Actress Bonnie Franklin, a Tony Award nominee who played a single mom at the center of the hit TV sitcom "One Day at a Time," died Friday of complications from pancreatic cancer. Franklin was 69. The woman who played the youngest daughter of

Bonnie Franklin, whose portrayal of a pert but determined Ann Romano on the television show “One Day at a Time” in the 1970s and '80s spun laughter out of the tribulations of a divorced woman juggling parenting, career, love life and feminist

Bonnie Franklin, the pert, redheaded actress who won fame as a divorced mom on the long-running sitcom.

Six months ago, the world learned that Bonnie Franklin had pancreatic cancer. No one is more versed on deadly cancers than other survivors of deadly cancers. Even so, we can name case after case of patients who defied the odds. There's always hope.

Bonnie Franklin — who starred as Ann Romano on the classic TV show "One Day at a Time" — died today due to complications from pancreatic cancer. She was…