Bonnie Franklin Net Worth

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Bonnie Gail Franklin net worth is
$1 Million

Bonnie Gail Franklin Wiki Biography

Bonnie Gail Franklin was born on 6th January 1944, in Santa Monica, California USA, and was a Golden Globe, Emmy and Tony Award-nominated actress best known to the world as Ann Romano in the TV series “One Day at a Time” (1975-1985), and for her roles in films “The Law” (1974), and “A Guide for the Married Woman” (1978), among other differing roles. Her career started in 1952 and ended in 2013. Bonnie passed away in 2013.

Have you ever wondered how rich Bonnie Franklin was, at the time of her death? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Franklin’s net worth is as high as $1 million, an amount earned through her successful career as an actress.

Bonnie Franklin Net Worth $1 Million

Bonnie was of mixed ancestry; her mother, Claire is originally from Romania, while her father Samuel Benjamin Franklin, is from Russia; both parents were Jewish. Bonnie had two brothers and two sisters.

The whole family moved to Beverly Hills in the late ‘50s, and Bonnie went to Beverly Hills High School, matriculating in 1961, and then enrolling at Smith College, and made an appearance in the musical “Good News”, by Amherst College. However, she then moved back to California, and enrolled at the University of California, Los Angeles, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in English in 1966.

Bonnie was first introduced to television when she was only nine years old, appearing in “The Colgate Comedy Hour”., after which she made an uncredited appearance in the film “The Wrong Man”, directed by Alfred Hitchcock. After that she made several more appearances on screen, including in “A Summer Place” (1959), “Mr. Novak” (1964), “You’re the Judge” (1965), “The Man from “U.N.C.L.E.” (1965), and then in 1970 made her Broadway debut in the musical “Applause”, for which she earned a Tony Award nomination. After that she continued to appear in theater throughout her career, and made appearances in such productions as “George M!”, “A Thousand Clowns”, “Carousel”, “Annie Get Your Gun”, “Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune”, “Steel Magnolias”, “Toys in the Attic”, and “Broadway Bound”, among many others, all of which increased her net worth.

She also stayed active on screen, and during the ‘70s landed some of her most successful roles; in 1974 she portrayed Bonnie Stone in John Badham’s drama film “The Law” next to Judd Hrisch and John Beck, and the same year she was selected to portray Ann Romano in the TV series “One Day at a Time” (1974-1985). She continued with roles in films “A Guide for the Married Woman” (1978), and “Breaking Up Is Hard to Do” (1979), which only added to her net worth. Just before she began to feel ill, Bonnie was selected to appear in Joan Didion’s one-woman play “The Year of Magical Thinking”, but had to abandon the play.

Up until 1987 she didn’t have any major role on screen, then she played Sister Margaret in the TV movie “Sister Margaret and the Saturday Night Ladies”. She became more focused on her career in theater, and had only a few brief roles during the ‘90s and 2000s in TV series such as “Burke’s Law” (1994), “Almost Perfect” (1996), and “Touched by an Angel” (2000). Before her death she appeared in 11 episodes of the soap opera “The Young and the Restless” (2012).

Regarding her personal life, Bonnie was married firstly to Ronald Sossi (1967-70). Ten years later she married Marvin Minoff, remaining together until Marvin’s death in 2009.

Bonnie was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in September 2012, and passed away in March the next year. Her mother outlived her, and also her brothers and sisters. Her remains are interred next to her second husband at Mount Sinai Memorial Park Cemetery in Los Angeles.

Full NameBonnie Franklin
Net Worth$1 Million
Date Of BirthJanuary 6, 1944
DiedMarch 1, 2013, Los Angeles, California, United States
Place Of BirthSanta Monica, California, USA
Height5' 3" (1.6 m)
EducationUniversity of California, Los Angeles, Smith College, Beverly Hills High School
SpouseMarvin Minoff (m. 1980–2009), Ron Sossi (m. 1967–1970)
ParentsSamuel Benjamin Franklin, Claire Hersch Franklin
SiblingsVictoria Kupetz, Judith Bush, Bernard Franklin, Richard Franklin
AwardsTV Land Innovator Award, Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Performances
NominationsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical, Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy, TV Land "She Works Hard for the Money" Award, TV Land Mad Ad Man (or Woman) of th...
MoviesA Guide for the Married Woman, Invisible Diplomats, Hanna-Barbera's All-Star Comedy Ice Revue, I Hate to Exercise, I Love to Tap, The Law
TV ShowsOne Day at a Time
1Her freckles.
2Deep sultry voice.
3Short stature
4Short red hair and blue eyes
1[On theatre acting] I started on the stage. That's where I'm comfortable. That's where I'm the most happiest. It's a totally different technique on film. I just know that (the stage) is where I'm able to do it best. And because of that, I'm happier in this thing.
2[1981] I'm not working with insensitive men. But the men who produce and write the show still don't believe me when I present them with the women's point of view. After seven years, I just want to say, 'C'mon guys, I'm an intelligent person, why don't you just trust me?' I'm so tired of fighting. But you can't give up.
3[re 'One Day' show, 1980:] I know it's just a television show, and I don't think that I am changing the way the world is structured [but] sometimes we strike chords that do make people think a bit.
4It's been pretty much 50-50 between the acting and the singing. The stuff I've done on stage has been so bloody exciting. The roles are just extraordinary. To play a person who is drunk, or angry, or English, or blind, to have that kind of stretch--when you're over 40, that's the exact time of the really great, meaty roles for women in theater. It's a wonderful opportunity to take advantage of that part of the business.
5[as to whether she knew that One Day at a Time (1975) was going to be a hit or not]: As soon as we went on the air we started receiving a lot of letters. The letters were saying, 'This is my life. This is what I'm going through. This is what my mother is like.' And so we pretty quickly got the idea that we were touching something.
6[In 2004, she reviewed clips from One Day at a Time (1975)] "When I looked at the tapes, I remember thinking how thin I looked. At the time, I was always saying, 'I need to lose weight, I need to lose 10 pounds'."
1Maternal Aunt of Shoshana Bush, Joshua Bush, Adam Bush, Dan Kupetz, and Rabbi Jonathan Kupetz,.
2One year after her own death, her mother, Claire Franklin, who lived to be 102, died on 7 June 2014.
3Long lives ran in her family.
4Step-mother of Jef Minoff and Julie Minoff.
5Appears in "Grace & Glorie" as Gloria, Ogunquit Playhouse, Ogunquit, Maine, USA. (through 19 July); Cape Cod Playhouse, Dennis, Massachusetts, USA. (21 July to 3 August). [July 1997]
6Appeared in "Double Act", with Keir Dullea, at American State Festival, Milford, CT. [July 1998]
7Performing in "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf", at the Public Theater, Pittsburgh, PA. [March 1999]
8Performing the role of "Gloria" in "Grace and Glorie", at the Helen Hayes Theatre in Nyack, NY. [March 1998]
9Her Acting Mentor was Actor Donald O'Connor.
10Stepmother of Jed Minoff and Julie Minoff.
11She was a staunch liberal Democrat.
12Is buried at Mount Sinai Memorial Park in Los Angeles, California beside her husband.
13In 2001, she and her sister, Judy Franklin Bush, founded the nonprofit "Classic and Contemporary American Plays", an organization that introduces great American plays to inner-city schools' curriculum.
14Was reunited with ex-One Day at a Time (1975) co-star, Valerie Bertinelli on an episode of Hot in Cleveland (2010).
15She was one of the two stars to have appeared in every episode of One Day at a Time (1975), with the exception of 1 in the last season.
16Her agent, for 15 years, was Robert Malcolm.
17Acting mentor and friend of Valerie Bertinelli.
18Has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer [September 24, 2012].
19Second wife and widow of Marvin Minoff.
20Was the understudy for Sandy Duncan in the 1968 off-Broadway show, "Your Own Thing". She was often mistaken for Duncan at the time.
21Her series, One Day at a Time (1975), was canceled at the end of the ninth season, because of low ratings and Franklin decided to leave the show.
22She graduated from Beverly Hills High School in 1961, and was admitted into the Hall of Fame in 2008.
23Remained friends with her former co-stars from One Day at a Time (1975), until the time of her death.
24She attended Beverly Hills High School, whose famous alumni included Michael Lembeck, Angelina Jolie, Michael Klesic, Nicolas Cage, Corbin Bernsen, Lenny Kravitz, David Schwimmer, Jonathan Silverman and Richard Dreyfuss.
25She won a Theatre World Award and a Tony Award nomination in 1970 for the Broadway musical, "Applause".
26She once said that because of her red hair and freckles, fans have a hard time believing that she is Jewish.
27Began acting as a child.


The Young and the Restless2012TV SeriesSister Celeste
Hot in Cleveland2011TV SeriesAgnieszka
Touched by an Angel2000TV SeriesCarol Anne Larkin
Almost Perfect1996TV SeriesMary Ryan
Burke's Law1994TV SeriesTheresa St. Claire
Hearts Are Wild1992TV SeriesGloria McKenzie
Sister Margaret and the Saturday Night Ladies1987TV MovieSister Margaret
Shalom Sesame1987TV SeriesSpecial Guest (1987)
One Day at a Time1975-1984TV SeriesAnn Romano Ann Romano Royer
Your Place... or Mine1983TV MovieAlexandra
Portrait of a Rebel: The Remarkable Mrs. Sanger1980TV MovieMargaret Sanger
Breaking Up Is Hard to Do1979TV MovieGail
A Guide for the Married Woman1978TV MovieShirley
All-Star Comedy Ice Revue1978TV Movie
The Love Boat1977TV SeriesStacy Skogstad, Captain's Ex-Wife
Bronk1975TV Series
The Law1974TV MovieBobbie Stone
Please Don't Eat the Daisies1965-1966TV SeriesDorie
The Munsters1966TV SeriesJanice
Invisible Diplomats1965ShortTrudy
Gidget1965TV SeriesJean / Janie
Hazel1965TV SeriesGirl dreamer open house looker
The Man from U.N.C.L.E.1965TV SeriesPeggy Durrance
Karen1965TV SeriesCharlotte Burns
Profiles in Courage1965TV SeriesDeborah
You're the Judge1965ShortSally
Mr. Novak1964TV SeriesSally
A Summer Place1959Girl in Dormitory (uncredited)
Cavalcade of America1957TV Series
The Wrong Man1956Young Girl (uncredited)
The Kettles in the Ozarks1956Betty (uncredited)
Shower of Stars1954TV SeriesSusan Cratchit
The Donald O'Connor Show1954TV Series


The Munsters Today1988-1990TV Series 12 episodes
Charles in Charge1988TV Series 1 episode
Karen's Song1987TV Series 2 episodes
One Day at a Time1984TV Series 2 episodes


The 37th Annual Tony Awards1983TV Special performer: "How Long Has This Been Going On?", "Off Thee I Sing", "Clap Yo' Hands"
Parade of Stars1983TV Movie performer: "Applause"
One Day at a Time1979TV Series performer - 1 episode
The 24th Annual Tony Awards1970TV Special performer: "Applause/Welcome to the Theatre"


Broadway: Beyond the Golden Age2016Documentary post-productionHerself
10th Annual TV Land Awards2012TV SpecialHerself
Inside the Business of Acting2010TV SeriesHerself
E! True Hollywood Story2009TV Series documentaryHerself
Today2008TV SeriesHerself
Good Day Live2005TV SeriesHerself
The One Day at a Time Reunion2005TV MovieHerself
CBS at 752003TV Special documentaryHerself
Broadway: The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were There2003DocumentaryHerself
Intimate Portrait2002TV Series documentaryHerself
The 70s: The Decade That Changed Television2000TV Movie documentaryHerself
Truth Behind the Sitcom Scandals 42000TV Movie documentaryHerself
Biography2000TV Series documentaryHerself - Co-Star, 'One Day at a Time'
The Roseanne Show1998TV SeriesHerself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1997TV SeriesHerself
One on One with John Tesh1992TV SeriesHerself
The 1st Annual American Comedy Awards1987TV SpecialHerself
Happy 100th Birthday, Hollywood1987TV Special documentaryHerself
Night of 100 Stars II1985TV MovieHerself
Comedy Zone1984TV SeriesHerself
The 37th Annual Tony Awards1983TV SpecialHerself - Performer
Parade of Stars1983TV MovieHerself
The 40th Annual Golden Globe Awards1983TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Best Actress in a TV-Series - Comedy / Musical
Divorce: Kids in the Middle1983TV Movie documentaryHerself - Host
Tom Cottle: Up Close1982TV SeriesHerself
The 34th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1982TV SpecialHerself - Nominated: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series and Presenter
I Love Liberty1982TV SpecialHerself
Women I Love: Beautiful But Funny1982TV MovieHerself
The 39th Annual Golden Globe Awards1982TV Special documentaryHerself
Bonnie & the Franklins1982TV MovieHerself / hostess
Musical Comedy Tonight II1981TV MovieHerself
The John Davidson Show1980TV SeriesHerself
Bob Hope's Merry All-Star Christmas Special1979TV MovieHerself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1977-1979TV SeriesHerself
The 31st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1979TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Outstanding Drama Series
The Hal Linden Special1979TV MovieHerself
The Mary Tyler Moore Hour1979TV SeriesHerself
All-Star Family Feud Special1979TV SeriesHerself - Celebrity Contestant
Family Feud1979TV SeriesHerself
Good Morning America1978TV SeriesHerself
People1978TV SeriesHerself
Match Game 731976-1978TV SeriesHerself - Panelist / Herself
The 32nd Annual Tony Awards1978TV SpecialHerself - Performer
Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Betty White1978TV SpecialHerself - Comedian
CBS: On the Air1978TV Mini-Series documentaryCo-host - part VI
The Jim Nabors Show1978TV SeriesHerself
CBS Galaxy1977TV SpecialHerself - Guest
The Hollywood Squares1976-1977TV SeriesGuest Appearance
The Mike Douglas Show1977TV SeriesHerself - Co-Host
Dinah!1976TV SeriesHerself
The 30th Annual Tony Awards1976TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Best Choreographer
The 2nd Annual People's Choice Awards1976TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Favourite Male Television Performer
Match Game PM1975TV SeriesHerself - Panelist
The David Frost Show1971TV SeriesHerself
The 24th Annual Tony Awards1970TV SpecialHerself - Performer and Nominee: Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical
Classic Educational Shorts: How to Be a Woman1955DocumentaryJudge

Archive Footage

Broadway: The Next Generation2018Documentary filmingHerself
Entertainment Tonight2013-2016TV SeriesHerself
20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2014TV SpecialHerself - In Memoriam
The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards2013TV SpecialHerself - Actor (In Memoriam)
The 67th Annual Tony Awards2013TV Movie documentaryHerself - Actor (In Memoriam)
TV's Greatest Sidekicks2004TV Special

Nominated Awards

2008TV Land AwardTV Land AwardsMad Ad Man (or Woman) of the YearOne Day at a Time (1975)
2007TV Land AwardTV Land AwardsThe "She Works Hard for the Money" Award (Favorite Working Mom)One Day at a Time (1975)
1983Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Comedy or MusicalOne Day at a Time (1975)
1982Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Comedy or MusicalOne Day at a Time (1975)
1982Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy SeriesOne Day at a Time (1975)

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