Peggy Lipton, a one-time model who soared to fame during the 1960s hit “The Mod Squad” and later turned into the dream of David Lynch’s faction television arrangement “Twin Pinnacles,” has died.
She was 72. Her passing from malignant growth was declared Saturday by Kidada and Rashida Jones (of “The Workplace” and “Parks and Amusement”), her little girls with previous spouse, music maker Quincy Jones.
“She made her adventure calmly with her little girls and nieces close by,” her little girls said in an announcement to The Los Angeles Times. “We feel so fortunate for each minute we went through with her. Peggy was and will dependably be our signal of light, both in this world and past. She will dependably be a piece of us.”
The cool blonde with disposition became wildly successful when she was only 21 out of 1968 playing Julie Barnes, one of a team of three covert counterculture cops (with Michael Cole and Clarence Williams III) on the well known ABC arrangement “The Mod Squad.”
After a singing profession and years concentrating on being a mother to her girls, she came back to television for another hit, playing Norma Jennings on “Twin Peaks.”
She discussed her first malignant growth conclusion in her 2005 diary “Breathing Out,” in which she additionally dove into her battles with notoriety and the prejudice she experienced amid her 17-year marriage to Jones.