Peggy Lipton, the actress who first gained fame on “The Mod Squad” within the 1960s after which attracted a brand new era of followers on “Twin Peaks,” has died, in line with reviews.
Lipton, 72, the previous spouse of music producer Quincy Jones, succumbed to most cancers, the Los Angeles Instances reported.
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Her demise was introduced Saturday by daughters Kidada and Rashida Jones.
“She made her journey peacefully together with her daughters and nieces by her aspect,” Lipton’s daughters stated in a press release, in accordance to the L.A. Instances. “We really feel so fortunate for each second we spent together with her.”
Lipton was born in New York in 1946 and commenced modeling at age 15, the L.A. Instances reported. When she started performing, she appeared on exhibits similar to “Bewitched,” and “The Magical World of Disney,” earlier than profitable the position of Julie Barnes on “The Mod Squad.” The 1968-1973 police drama collection was groundbreaking as a result of it was one of many first TV exhibits to acknowledge the counterculture and likewise featured an interracial solid, the Instances famous.
When Lipton married Quincy Jones, who’s black, in 1974, she once more discovered herself as one thing of a trailblazer.
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“I by no means noticed myself as trend-setting,” Lipton advised the L.A. Instances in 1993. “We have been at all times working. Fame actually drove me into my home. I used to be very paranoid. I didn’t like going out. I had no thought how one can be comfy with the press. I used to be very younger. It was actually arduous for me.”
In recent times Lipton watched daughter Rashida Jones, 43, turn out to be a profitable actress, with roles on collection together with “The Workplace.” Daughter Kidada Jones, 45, is an actress, mannequin and designer.