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RIP: Peggy Lipton

Actress Peggy Lipton, star of 'The Mod Squad' and 'Twin Peaks,' dies at age 72

https://www.latimes.com/e...story.html


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 Times. “We feel so lucky for every moment we spent with her.”

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.

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 “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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Reply #1 posted 05/11/19 7:24pm

PennyPurple

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Always liked her, grew up watching Mod Squad and always thought she was so beautiful.

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Reply #2 posted 05/12/19 4:14am

EmmaMcG

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I only really know her from Twin Peaks but Norma (her character on the show) was always one of my favourites.
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Reply #3 posted 05/12/19 10:17am

poppys

PennyPurple said:

Always liked her, grew up watching Mod Squad and always thought she was so beautiful.


rose Me too - she really was beautiful, and cool. I was mesmerized by her.

My favorite line from that show was when Linc said - We don't fink on soul brothers!

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Reply #4 posted 05/13/19 8:58am

JoeBala

Had the biggest crush on her when I saw the repeats of Mod Squad. RIHP.

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loved, loved, loved this show. . .but can't remember anything about it except Peggy Lipton's hair,the 'fro, mini-skirts, and psychelic patterns. . .detectives, I think

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UNITED STATES - APRIL 07:  MOD SQUAD - 'You Can't Tell the Players Without a Programmer' 10/29/68 Clarence Williams III, Peggy Lipton, Michael Cole  (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)

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Reply #5 posted 05/13/19 1:54pm

jfenster

wasnt she with Sly ?

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Reply #6 posted 05/13/19 2:14pm

PennyPurple

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jfenster said:

wasnt she with Sly ?

She was married to Quincey Jones

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Reply #7 posted 05/13/19 2:29pm

JoeBala

jfenster said:

wasnt she with Sly ?

No. I think you're confusing her with Brigitte Nielsen who Sly was married to.

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Reply #8 posted 05/13/19 2:42pm

poppys

Please - do we have to post a photo of them on Peggy's thread?

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Reply #9 posted 05/13/19 3:10pm

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Quincy Jones wore her out.

All you others say Hell Yea!! woot!
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