Peggy Lipton, the Golden Globe-winning actress best known for her roles in The Mob Squad and Twin Peaks, has died at the age of 72.
According to the Los Angeles Times, Lipton passed away Saturday night after losing her battle to cancer.
Lipton’s daughters, Kidada and Rashida Jones, announced her death in a statement to the Los Angeles Times: “She made her journey peacefully with her daughters and nieces by her side. We feel so lucky for every moment we spent with her.”
After modeling throughout her teenage years, Lipton began acting at the age of 19. Within two years, she landed a starring role on the counterculture police series The Mod Squad. During the show’s five-season run, Lipton earned four Emmy nominations and won the Golden Globe for BestActress in a Drama.
In 1974, Lipton married record producer Quincy Jones. Together, the couple had two children, Kidada and Rashida, both of whom would follow in their mother’s footsteps and become actresses. Rashida, in particular, is best known for her roles in The Office and Parks and Recreation.
As she raised her daughters, Lipton largely avoided work in front of the camera — with the exception being a Mod Squad TV movie in 1979. However, following her divorce from Jones, Lipton was cast to play the role of Norma Jennings in David Lynch’s Twin Peaks.
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