translated from Spanish: Peggy Lipton dies, Twin Peaks actress and The Mod Squad

Washington.-This Saturday died Peggy Lipton, actress of the series “Twin Peaks” and icon of the hippie movement in states Unidos.La American actress, released to fame for its performance in the police drama “The Mod Squad” in the decade of 1960, died at 72 years victim Cancer ima. The death of Lipton, also famous for his performance in “Twin Peaks”, was announced on Saturday through a statement by his daughters Kidada and Rashida Jones, a result of the marriage of the actress with legendary musical producer Quincy Jones. It breaks our hearts that our dear mother has died of cancer today (…) She made her journey in peace with her children and nephews on her side. We feel very fortunate for every moment we spend with her, “her daughters said in a distributed statement to local media.

Peggy Lepton during an event in Los Angeles in 2008. Photo: AP.

In the statement, the family asked for privacy and underlined: “We cannot express all our feelings in words at this time, but we will say this: Peggy was and shall always be a beacon of light for us both in this world and in the future. He’ll always be part of us. ”

Born in New York on August 30, 1946, Lipton began his career on the catwalk, working as a model, and at the age of 19 he made his television debut with the television sitcom “The John Forsythe Show,” from where he jumped to series as “Bewitched,” “The Alfred Hitchcock Hour” and “The Virginian.” His time of fame came in 1968, when at 21 he played Julie Barnes, one of the three “hippie policemen” undercover in Los Angeles in “The Mod Squad.” That series became an emblem of the US countercultural movement in the 60 and, throughout its five seasons, it addressed issues such as domestic violence, abortion, police brutality against the African-American minority and the Vietnam war. As result, Lipton was nominated four times for the Emmy Awards and, in 1971, won the Golden Globe as best actress.

The actress with the cast of the famous series of the 60 “The Mod Squad” in 1978. Photo: AP

His role in the series and his marriage to Jones, who is African-American, placed Lipton at the center of the debate on racism in the US and turned it into a symbol of liberation for those who were trying to find a new identity in the hippie movement. Fame, however, became a slab and decided to put his career aside to raise his two daughters Kidada and Rashida, that in both cases they became actresses and, in fact, Rashida has gained recognition for her performance in the television comeasures of “The Offi Ce “and” Parks and Recreation “. Lipton and Jones divorced in 1989 and, then, Lipton decided to regain his career as an actress and ended up acting in the television thriller of “Twin Peaks”, where he gave life to Norma Jennings. Later, he made appearances in several series like “Crash” and “Popular”.

His last television appearances occurred in 2017; That year he starred in a new season of “Twin Peaks” and appeared in an episode of the television sitcom “Angie Tribeca”, in which he acted as the mother of the character of his daughter, Rashida Jones, who played Detective Angie Tribeca. 

Peggy Lipton at Twin Peaks.

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