- Associated Press - Monday, September 24, 2012

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bonnie Franklin, who starred in the sitcom “One Day at a Time,” has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, her family said Monday.

In a statement released by CBS, the family said the 68-year-old actress is undergoing treatment and continuing her normal schedule.

Miss Franklin, who lives in Los Angeles, and her family “remain extremely positive” and asked that her privacy be respected.

The petite, red-headed actress starred as single mom Ann Romano in the hit CBS comedy “One Day at a Time,” which aired from 1975 to 1984. Her co-stars included Mackenzie Phillips and Valerie Bertinelli.


On her Twitter account, Miss Phillips sent “out love and sweet prayers” to the “incomparable Bonnie Franklin.”

Miss Franklin’s recent credits include appearances on “The Young and the Restless” and “Hot in Cleveland,” which reunited her with Miss Bertinelli.

Onstage, Miss Franklin was in the original Broadway production of “Applause,” for which she received a 1970 Tony Award nomination, and other plays including “Dames at Sea” and “A Thousand Clowns.”

Her family said Miss Franklin is grateful for people’s support and concern as she fights cancer.