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Sun May 12, 2019, 04:52 AM

Peggy Lipton, star of 'Mod Squad' and 'Twin Peaks,' dead at 72

Source: CNN

(CNN) Peggy Lipton, a Golden Globe award winning actress and star of the hit television show "Mod Squad," has died. She was 72. Lipton's death from cancer was announced in a statement from her daughters, Kidada and Rashida Jones, who said she "made her journey peacefully with her daughters and nieces by her side."

Lipton came to stardom playing undercover police officer Julie Barnes in the series "Mod Squad," which ran from 1968 to 1973. That role earned her four Golden Globe nominations and one win for Best TV Actress in a drama. She also starred as Norma Jennings on the television series "Twin Peaks."

Lipton was married to renowned music producer Quincy Jones from 1974 to 1990. The couple share daughters Kidada Jones and Rashida Jones, who is known for her roles on the comedy series "The Office" and "Parks and Recreation." "Peggy was, and will always be our beacon of light, both in this world and beyond. She will always be a part of us," the daughters shared.

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2019/05/12/us/peggy-lipton-dies-of-cancer/index.html



Wow. Just heard this on my local news radio station this morning. Keep forgetting that she had been married to Quincy Jones at one time but sorry to have heard this.

I used to occasionally watch Mod Squad. Quintessential '70s TV.

R.I.P.

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Reply Peggy Lipton, star of 'Mod Squad' and 'Twin Peaks,' dead at 72 (Original post)
BumRushDaShow May 2019 OP
BigmanPigman May 2019 #1
Soxfan58 May 2019 #2
LiberalLovinLug May 2019 #17
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin May 2019 #3
oasis May 2019 #4
gademocrat7 May 2019 #5
MFM008 May 2019 #6
BumRushDaShow May 2019 #7
Merlot May 2019 #11
BumRushDaShow May 2019 #15
Iggo May 2019 #14
BumRushDaShow May 2019 #16
Kind of Blue May 2019 #22
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Iggo May 2019 #13
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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2019, 05:26 AM

1. I thought she had beat colon cancer.

She was diagnosed after a routine exam in 2004 and had it treated with chemo. What a shame. She was a feminist, a Dem and an animal lover as well as a great mom. Very sad for her daughters and Mother's Day.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2019, 07:10 AM

2. RIP

I had a big crush on her back in my childhood.

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Response to Soxfan58 (Reply #2)

Sun May 12, 2019, 01:57 PM

17. Me too

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2019, 07:18 AM

3. How sad

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2019, 07:38 AM

4. R.I.P. Peggy.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2019, 07:41 AM

5. R.I.P.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2019, 08:10 AM

6. Loved this show

As a kid.

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Response to MFM008 (Reply #6)

Sun May 12, 2019, 08:33 AM

7. ...



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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #7)

Sun May 12, 2019, 11:30 AM

11. Nothing says "mod" like a grey blazer.

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Response to Merlot (Reply #11)

Sun May 12, 2019, 12:17 PM

15. I remember

the days of the form-fitting leather jackets, thick turtlenecks, large pointy shirt collars and clean cut polyester pants with a flare at the bottom (not quite bell-bottom but close) - sometimes complimented with a wide belt. They were "hip".

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #7)

Sun May 12, 2019, 12:12 PM

14. Oh my god, that music!

Say what you will about the quality of some of the shows from back then, but our theme songs were top notch !!!

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Response to Iggo (Reply #14)

Sun May 12, 2019, 12:19 PM

16. Yeah there are so many iconic show themes from that period

Nowadays you are lucky to get any intro credit music/themes at all.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #7)

Sun May 12, 2019, 07:09 PM

22. +1000!

Thanks, BumRushDaShow. One of the best intros ever!

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2019, 08:38 AM

8. Tacky yes but I liked it

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2019, 09:00 AM

9. I loved the Mod Squad back in the day

I and all my friends wished we looked like Julie Barnes!

R.I.P. Peggy.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2019, 11:04 AM

10. RIP.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2019, 11:33 AM

12. So sad. Too young to die.

It seems like she had a loving family, though. So in that respect, she was lucky. R.I.P.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2019, 12:09 PM

13. I was 6 or 7 when that show premiered.

Having now raised children, I know it's always a thing when children become fascinated by people older than them but younger than their parents.

I tend to think that 1968 made it weirder than most other times, but maybe that's just because it was my time.

Even so, just looking at the picture of the three of them activates a part of my brain that belongs to only to me and them, fictional though they are.

R.I.P. Ms Lipton.

Way too young. Fuck Cancer.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2019, 02:03 PM

18. Reposting from an earlier thread: She was the epitome of cool to me as a young teen.

i wanted to BE Julie Barnes.

Seems like she was a great person in real life, too.... and gone too soon. Condolences to her lovely family and all who loved her, including me. (It doesn't get any easier having to say goodbye to those childhood icons.)

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2019, 02:08 PM

19. What a shame, Peggy was far too young. Thanks for posting.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2019, 03:50 PM

20. Rest in Peace Peggy Lipton.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2019, 05:17 PM

21. I remember hearing that she was absolutely head over heels

in love with Paul McCartney. She would show up at his door.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2019, 07:12 PM

23. So sorry to see this.

She was such a good role model for young girls in the early '70s.

Rest in Peace, Ms. Lipton. Thank you!

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