In September, it was reported that the actress was undergoing treatment for pancreatic cancer.

On One Day at a Time, which aired from 1975 to 1984, Franklin portrayed Ann Romano, the divorced single mother of two daughters, played by Valerie Bertinelli and Mackenzie Phillips. Franklin received both Emmy and Golden Globe nominations for her work.

In 2011, Franklin appeared on Bertinelli’s TV Land comedy, Hot in Cleveland, and in 2012, she played a nun on the CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless.