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Allan Manings, Creator of ‘One Day at a Time,’ Dies at 86

May 17, 2010  •  Post A Comment

Allan Manings, who with his late wife created the CBS sitcom "One Day at a Time," died on May 11 of a heart attack, The Hollywood Reporter reports. He was 86. 

Manings and his wife, the actress Whitney Blake, created the sitcom for Norman Lear’s company, and saw the program run from 1975-84 with Bonnie Franklin starring as a divorced mother with teenage daughters played by Valerie Bertinelli and Mackenzie Phillips.

He also wrote for shows ranging from "Leave it to Beaver" and "McHale’s Navy" to "Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-in," for which he won an Emmy in 1968.

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