Actor who earned a Golden Globe for The Mod Squad and performed in David Lynchs TV drama Twin Peaks
The natural shyness and quietnes of the actor Peggy Lipton, who has died of cancer aged 72, lent her design an ambiguous, often melancholy aspect. A clump of time spent off-screen between the two TV series for which she was best known- The Mod Squad and Twin Peaks– exclusively added to that impression of mystery.
From 1968 until its elimination five years later, she was one of the stars of The Mod Squad, a popular TV drama, produced by Aaron Spelling, about a trio of formerly delinquent young hipsters who go undercover as law-enforcement negotiators- “teenycoppers”, as People magazine leant it- in a countercultural surrounding; biding genuine to their hippy ideologies, they elude artilleries. In 1971, Lipton won a Golden Globe; the attractivenes of her execution as Julie Barnes, the runaway daughter of a gender worker, with her fashionably long, kink-free hair, was undeniable. It outlived the audience’s eventual realisation that the show was square and conformist at heart and somewhat of a wolf in posh clothing.
In 1969, she had gratified the musician and make Quincy Jones on a friend’s craft in the Bahamas. They started dating in 1971, then moved in together formerly Lipton had mastered cooking because, said Jones,” she couldn’t even manage cornflakes, and I don’t believe in a woman who can’t cook “. Following their matrimony in 1974, Lipton concentrated on raising their two daughters, putting her job on hold until the late 80 s.
Once the couple divorced in 1990, having separated four years ago, she returned to acting, seeming as Norma Jennings, the wise waitress at the Double R Diner, in David Lynch‘s surreal TV crime drama Twin Peaks. She was also featured in the spin-off film, Fire Walk With Me( 1992 ), and in the show’s revelled and uncompromising third series in 2017.