Twin Peaks Actress Peggy Lipton Dies Aged 72

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She is survived by daughters Rashida and Kidada Jones.

Peggy Lipton, best known for her roles in The Mod Squad and Twin Peaks, and the mother of actress Rashida Jones, has died at 72 of cancer.

Her daughters Rashida and Kidada Jones announced her death to the Los Angeles Times on Saturday stating:

“She made her journey peacefully with her daughters and nieces by her side. We feel so lucky for every moment we spent with her.”

During her life, Peggy won a Golden Globe and was Emmy-nominated four times for her role as flower child Julie Barnes in The Mod Squad, the crime drama TV series in which she starred from 1968 to 1973.

She became a fashion icon for her hippie outfits on the show, which featured three hip undercover cops, "One black, one white, one blonde," as the marketing campaign described.

After a long 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 returned to reprise her role in the recent revival of the series.

On Angie Tribeca, she played Rashida Jones' mother as Peggy Tribeca. She recently appeared in Claws and A Dog's Purpose.

She married musician and producer Quincy Jones in 1974, making headlines and facing racism for the controversial interracial relationship. They divorced in 1990 after separating in 1986.

Source: AAP / Reuters

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Written By Ally Parker

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