Peggy Lipton, actress and singer recognized for her roles in The Mod Squad and Twin Peaks, and the mother of Rashida Jones, has died at 72 of cancer.
Her daughters Rashida and Kidada Jones announced her death to the Los Angeles Occasions. She had previously been diagnosed with colon cancer in 2004.
Lipton won a Golden Globe and was Emmy-nominated 4 instances for her part as flower kid Julie Barnes in The Mod Squad, in which she starred from 1968 to 1973.
She became a style icon for her hippie outfits on the show, which featured 3 hip undercover cops, “One particular black, 1 white, 1 blonde,” as the advertising and marketing campaign described.
Clarence Williams III and Michael Cole have been her fellow bell bottom-wearing undercover officers in 1 of the very first shows to function a multiracial cast and 1 of the very first to depict the increasing counter-culture movement.
Immediately after a lengthy break to raise her daughters, she returned to acting on David Lynch’s original Twin Peaks series, on which she played Norma Jennings, the owner of the Double R Diner. She reprised her part in the current revival of the series.
On Angie Tribeca, she played Rashida Jones’ mother as Peggy Tribeca. She lately appeared in Claws and A Dog’s Objective and had roles in Kevin Costner‘s The Postman and on Well-liked, Alias and Crash.
Claire Danes played the “blonde cop” part in the 1999 function film version of The Mod Squad, and Lipton returned for a short cameo.
At the height of her reputation in 1968, she released a self-titled album and had hits with covers of Donovan’s “Put on Your Adore Like Heaven” and Laura Nyro’s “Stoney Finish” and “Lu.” She’s also credited as a writer on Frank Sinatra’s song “L.A. Is My Lady.”
In her 2006 memoir Breathing Out, she describes becoming abused as a kid by an uncle and suffering various abusive relationships. Lipton was romantically linked to Paul McCartney, Sammy Davis Jr. and Elvis Presley and lived with music producer Lou Adler.
Born in New York, she began modelling at age 15 and began acting at 19, appearing in Television series such as The John Forsythe Show, Bewitched and The Virginian.
She married musician and producer Quincy Jones in 1974, producing headlines and facing racism for the controversial interracial connection. They divorced in 1990 soon after separating in 1986.