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One day at a tiiiiiiime! Come on, you know you still hum that catchy theme song regularly. One Day at a Time, starring Bonnie Franklin, was a major hit in the late ’70s and early ’80s. The sitcom centered around a newly divorced mom trying to raise her two teen daughters on her own and as a result was rather groundbreaking for its time. Sadly, however, its beloved star is no longer with us, nor is everyone’s favorite building super, Schneider (Pat Harrington). But what happened to the rest of the wacky cast? We take a look at the many lovable characters from this old TV hit and find out what they’re up to a full three decades after the show ended.

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10. Mackenzie Phillips (Julie Cooper)

Mackenzie Phillips played Julie Cooper, the boy-crazy teen daughter of Ann Romano in One Day at a Time. Sadly, though, Phillips had battled a serious drug problem from a very young age, and in 1980 the troubled actress was duly axed from the show due to her erratic behavior.

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Image: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

In 2009, meanwhile, Phillips went on to reveal yet another disturbing secret on Oprah: that she’d had a decade-long sexual relationship with her musician father, John Phillips of The Mamas and the Papas. Since her untimely exit from One Day at a Time, then, Phillips has still worked occasionally as an actress. However, today she also spends a good deal of her time serving as a counselor in a Hollywood rehab center.

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