One Day at a Time Actress Bonnie Franklin Battles Pancreatic Cancer

The family of actress Bonnie Franklin has released a public statement to news station CBS, revealing the 68-year-old who starred in the sitcom One Day at a Time has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

Franklin is currently living in Los Angeles, California and attempting to carry on with her normal routine while undergoing cancer treatment. Her outlook remains optimistic and she’s grateful for her fan support, but is asking for her privacy to be respected.

Franklin rose to fame as Ann Romano, a single mom on One Day at a Time which aired on CBS from 1975 to 1984. Mackenzie Phillips and Valerie Bertinelli co-starred on the series with her. Franklin also re-teamed with Bertinelli recently on Bertinelli’s show Hot in Cleveland, and she’s appeared on the soap The Young and the Restless.

Phillips tweeted to her former co-star “love and sweet prayers” calling her the “incomparable Bonnie Franklin.”

The actress also starred in the Broadway productions of Dames at Sea, A Thousand Clowns and Applause, for which she received a 1970 Tony Award nomination.

FTK sends Franklin out get well wishes!