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EntertainmentPeggy Lipton, co-star of the '60s hit 'The Mod Squad,' dies at 72

06:30  12 may  2019
06:30  12 may  2019 Source:   latimes.com

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Peggy Lipton , the angel-faced actress who starred in “ The Mod Squad ” and made a television comeback in the “Twin Peaks” series, died on Saturday in Los Angeles. She was 22 when she achieved instant stardom on the ABC police drama “ The Mod Squad ” (1968-73), one of the first

(JTA) — Actress Peggy Lipton , who represented network television’s version of the quintessential ’ 60 s flower child as the star of the crime drama “ The Mod Squad ,” has died . She was 72 . Her death from cancer was announced Saturday by Kidada and Rashida Jones, her daughters from her marriage to

Peggy Lipton, co-star of the '60s hit 'The Mod Squad,' dies at 72 © JC Olivera/Sipa USA/TNS Peggy Lipton at Stella McCartney's Autumn Collection Launch at SIR Studios in Los Angeles on January 16, 2018.

Actress and former model Peggy Lipton, who rose to stardom in the late 1960s on the counterculture police series "The Mod Squad" and later starred on TV's "Twin Peaks," has died.

Her death from cancer was announced Saturday by Kidada and Rashida Jones, her daughters from a marriage to famed music producer Quincy Jones.

"She made her journey peacefully with her daughters and nieces by her side," Lipton's daughters said in a statement to the Los Angeles Times. "We feel so lucky for every moment we spent with her."

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Peggy Lipton , a model turned actress who rose to stardom in the late 1960s on the counterculture police series “ The Mod Squad ” and later starred on TV’s “Twin Peaks,” died May 11. She was 72 . The cause was cancer, according to a statement from Kidada and Rashida Jones, her daughters from a

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Born in New York on Aug. 30, 1946, Lipton began modeling at age 15 and quickly found herself in demand. At age 19, she made her television debut on the sitcom "The John Forsythe Show," going on to make appearances on such series as "Bewitched," "The Alfred Hitchcock Hour" and "The Virginian."

The waifish, blond Lipton had just turned 21 when she rocketed to fame in 1968 as the street-smart flower child Julie Barnes, one of a trio of Los Angeles undercover "hippie cops" on the ABC crime series "The Mod Squad."

One of pop culture's first efforts to reckon seriously with the counterculture - and one of the first TV shows to feature an interracial cast - the series, which costarred Michael Cole and Clarence Williams III, dealt with issues such as domestic violence, abortion, police brutality, the Vietnam War and drugs. Over five seasons, the series earned Lipton, one of the "it" girls of her time, four Emmy nominations and a 1971 Golden Globe award for best actress in a TV drama.

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Peggy Lipton , star of groundbreaking shows The Mod Squad and Twin Peaks, died last weekend due to colon cancer. Her daughters Kidada and Rashida Jones confirmed the news. Lipton was known for her role as the flower girl Julie Barnes in the hit show The Mod Squad , which aired on ABC from

Peggy Lipton , the actress who rose to fame in TV's groundbreaking 1960s series " Mod Squad " and starred in the 1990s series "Twin Peaks," has died at age 72

Her role and later marriage to Jones, who is black, put Lipton at the center of the passions of a restive America dealing with racism and a post-World War II generation who were breaking free from their parents. The "Mod Squad's" edgy music and hip slang marked a significant shift from shows like "Gunsmoke" and "Leave It to Beaver." But while the show turned the mini-skirt-and-bellbottoms-clad Lipton into a fashion icon, she found the spotlight uncomfortable.

"I never saw myself as trend-setting," Lipton told The Times in 1993. "We were always working. Fame really drove me into my house. I was very paranoid. I didn't like going out. I had no idea how to be comfortable with the press. I was very young. It was really hard for me."

Lipton parlayed her role on "The Mod Squad" into a singing career, enjoying chart success with her cover versions of "Stoney End" and "Lu" by Laura Nyro and "Wear Your Love Like Heaven" by Donovan.

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LOS ANGELES, California — Peggy Lipton , a star of the groundbreaking late 1960s TV show “ The Mod Squad ” and the 1990s show “Twin Peaks,” died of cancer Saturday. She was 72 . Lipton died surrounded by her family, her daughters, Rashida and Kidada Jones, said in a statement.

Actress Peggy Lipton , star of " The Mod Squad " and "Twin Peaks," has died , a publicist for her daughters confirmed to CBS News. She was 72 . The cause was cancer, her daughters Rashida and Kidada Jones said in a statement. "She made her journey peacefully with her daughters and nieces by

In 1974, Lipton married Jones and, with the exception of a 1979 "Mod Squad" reunion TV movie, stepped away from her career to focus on raising a family. The pair's daughters, Kidada and Rashida, would both become actors, the latter gaining fame on the comedy series "The Office" and "Parks and Recreation."

After Lipton and Jones divorced in 1989, Lipton decided to return to acting, landing the role of Norma Jennings on the cult TV series "Twin Peaks."

"It was very scary," Lipton told The Times in 1993. "I had a push-pull thing inside me that I wanted to do it.... I had become so insulated in my world as a mother, that I didn't know how to pick up the phone and call anybody to put myself out there."

She and Clarence Williams III made cameo appearances in a 1999 big-screen version of "The Mod Squad" that starred Claire Danes, Omar Epps and Giovanni Ribisi. In her 2005 memoir "Breathing Out," Lipton wrote of her struggles with fame and the racism she and Jones faced as an interracial couple and revealed that she had been diagnosed with and treated for colon cancer the previous year.

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In recent years, Lipton continued to appear in occasional supporting roles in films such as "When in Rome" and "A Dog's Purpose."

"We can't put all of our feelings into words right now, but we will say: Peggy was and will always be our beacon of light, both in this world and beyond," her daughters said in a statement Saturday. "She will always be a part of us."

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