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Bonnie Franklin

 
Date of Birth: January 06, 1944
Date of Death: March 01, 2013 (69)

Birth Place: Santa Monica, CA, USA

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1970
Bonnie
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1968
Ruby [Replacement]

Photos

Valerie Bertinelli and Bonnie Franklin with Mackenzie Phillips Photo

Valerie Bertinelli and Bonnie Franklin with Mackenzie Phillips

From: 
Date:
03/01/2013


Charles Strouse and Bonnie Franklin

From: 
Date:
01/27/2009

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1970
Bonnie

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1968
Ruby [Replacement]


Bonnie Franklin Awards and Nominations

 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1970 - Best Performance Gold Star
Bonnie Franklin, Applause
 
Theatre World Awards - 1970 - Performance Gold Star
Bonnie Franklin, Applause
 
Tony Awards - 1970 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical
Bonnie Franklin, Applause

Bonnie Franklin News

Norm Lewis Headline Rubicon Theatre Company's 25th Year Benefit Concert Photo Norm Lewis Headline Rubicon Theatre Company's 25th Year Benefit Concert
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 30, 2022

Rubicon Theatre Company will begin its 25th year with a “Starry Soiree” celebration headlined by Emmy, Tony, Grammy and SAG Award Nominee NORM LEWIS. At the October 8th event, attendees will be treated to a concert of musical theatre hits sung by Lewis, Broadway’s first African-American “Phantom” and celebrated artists of stage and screen.

Rubicon Theatre Company to Present ALMOST, MAINE in September Photo Rubicon Theatre Company to Present ALMOST, MAINE in September
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 23, 2022

Rubicon Theatre Company will present the third production of its 2022-2023 Season with ALMOST, MAINE, written by JOHN CARIANI and directed by STEPHANIE A. COLTRIN.  ALMOST, MAINE begins previews on Wednesday, September 7; opens on Saturday, September 10 at 7 p.m.; and runs through Sunday, September 25.

Rubicon Theatre of Ventura Announces the Official Opening
Of the Sandra and Jordan L Photo Rubicon Theatre of Ventura Announces the Official Opening Of the Sandra and Jordan Laby Hall Gallery Space
by Grace Cutler - Jul 17, 2022

RUBICON THEATRE COMPANY, Ventura’s non-profit professional theatre company, is emerging from the pandemic shutdown by reimagining underutilized space in the theatre. The building is at 1006 E Main Street is owned by Rubicon, and has served as home for artistry of the organization for 24 years.

Rubicon Theatre of Ventura Announces Official Opening Of the Sandra and Jordan Laby H Photo Rubicon Theatre of Ventura Announces Official Opening Of the Sandra and Jordan Laby Hall Gallery Space
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 11, 2022

RUBICON THEATRE COMPANY is emerging from the pandemic shutdown by reimagining underutilized space in the theatre. The downstairs Sandra and Jordan Laby Hall has been fitted out with an industry-standard gallery hanging system, offering an opportunity for visual arts to play a new and substantive role at Rubicon. 

World Premiere of LONESOME TRAVELER: GENERATIONS to be Presented by Rubicon Theatre C Photo World Premiere of LONESOME TRAVELER: GENERATIONS to be Presented by Rubicon Theatre Company
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 6, 2022

Rubicon Theatre Company, Ventura’s non-profit professional theatre company, will continue the company’s 2022-2023 Season with the World Premiere of LONESOME TRAVELER: GENERATIONS, conceived by George Grove and James O’Neil, with musical direction by Rick Dougherty and George Grove and direction by Rubicon Co-Founder James O’Neil.

Rubicon Theatre Company Opens Its 2022-2023 Season With Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 Photo Rubicon Theatre Company Opens Its 2022-2023 Season With Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992
by Stephi Wild - Apr 12, 2022

RUBICON THEATRE COMPANY, Ventura's non-profit professional theatre company, opens the company's 2022-2023 Season on April 29 with an exclusive engagement of TWILIGHT: LOS ANGELES, 1992 by Anna Deveare Smith.

Original Cast of APPLAUSE Will Reunite on Backstage Babble Photo Original Cast of APPLAUSE Will Reunite on Backstage Babble
by Team BWW - Sep 20, 2021

What is it that we’re living for? On Wednesday, September 22nd, the answer will be the reunion of the hit 1970 musical Applause, produced by Backstage Babble and streaming on YouTube starting at 8:00 PM EDT.

BWW Interview: DC Scarpelli & Peter Budinger of DON'T TOUCH THAT DIAL: DC AND PETER'S Photo BWW Interview: DC Scarpelli & Peter Budinger of DON'T TOUCH THAT DIAL: DC AND PETER'S GLORIOUS ROMP THROUGH THE GOLDEN AGE OF TV THEME SONGS at 42nd Street Moon
by Jim Munson - Jun 3, 2021

After the myriad stresses of the past year, we could all use some straight-up entertainment and 42nd Street Moon is providing just that with Don’t Touch That Dial: DC and Peter’s Glorious Romp Through the Golden Age of TV Theme Songs. Conceived and directed by DC Scarpelli and Peter Budinger, the show promises, a light-hearted, celebratory stroll down memory lane as Scarpelli and Budinger guide us through the decades of catchy sitcom themes and the evolution of television. The large, diverse cast also includes Moon stalwarts like Meg McKay and Keith Pinto among a host of multi-talented performers who may be new to you. Don’t Touch That Dial is available to stream from June 5 – 27, 2021 as part of 42nd Street Moon’s paid virtual ticketed MoonBeams series. Tickets and further information are available at www.42ndstmoon.org/moonbeams. ​​​​​​​I had the pleasure of speaking with Budinger and Scarpelli last week as they were still putting the finishing touches on the video presentation. As Scarpelli says, “We’re not satisfied with any musical number until it’s utterly dripping with charm and delight.” If you ever run into them at a party, these are definitely the guys you want to talk to as they are both a barrel of fun and an endless font of information about classic TV and musical theater. A married couple, the two have been working together for years as well as performing individually, and their combined theater credits read like a recent history of Bay Area musical theater. The freewheeling conversation covered how they conceived the show and put it together, which obscure songs didn’t make the final cut, and shows they’d love for Moon to mount in the future.

UN DĂŤA COMO HOY: APPLAUSE se estrenaba en Broadway Photo UN DĂŤA COMO HOY: APPLAUSE se estrenaba en Broadway
by Cristina Martinez - Mar 30, 2021

Un 30 de marzo de 1970, APPLAUSE, el musical de Betty Comden y Adolph Green subía por primera vez el telón en el Palace Theatre. Bajo la dirección de Ron Field, que también estuvo al cargo de las coreografías, el elenco estaba compuesto por Lauren Bacall, Len Cariou, Penny Fuller, Bonnie Franklin, Lee Roy Reams, Robert Mandan, Brandon Maggart.

Rubicon Theatre Company Presents HERSHEY FELDER, TCHAIKOVSKY Photo Rubicon Theatre Company Presents HERSHEY FELDER, TCHAIKOVSKY
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 14, 2020

The dramatic story of the life of composer and conductor Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky comes to vivid life through the artistry of impresario Hershey Felder in HERSHEY FELDER, TCHAIKOVSKY. A timebending tale of passion and repression, Felder's latest livestream achievement explores the mysteries surrounding some of the greatest music ever written.

Bonnie Franklin Videos

STAGE TUBE: Cory Monteith, James Gandolfini & More Remembered at 2014 SAG Awards
by Stage Tube - Jan 19, 2014

The 20th Annual SAG Awards paid a touching tribute to those that were lost in 2013 at last night's ceremony, including GLEE's Cory Monteith and 'SOPRANOS' star James Gandolfini. You can check out the 'In Memoriam' segment of the broadcast, introduced by Tom Hanks, below.


Bonnie Franklin Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Bonnie Franklin been in?
Bonnie Franklin has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has Bonnie Franklin been in?
Bonnie Franklin has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Bonnie Franklin been nominated for?
Best Performance (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Applause Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Applause and Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Applause .

What awards has Bonnie Franklin won?
Best Performance (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Applauseand Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Applause.