Washington.- The American actress Peggy Lipton, who became a hippie icon of the United States with her performance in the police drama The mod squad of the 60s, died at 72 years old cancer victim.
The death of Lipton, also famous for her performance in Twin Peaks, was announced on Saturday through a statement by her daughters Kidada and Rashida Jones, the result of the marriage of the actress with the legendary music producer Quincy Jones.
“She made her trip in peace with her children and nephews on her side. We feel very lucky for every moment we spend with her, “said her daughters in a statement distributed to local media.
In the statement, the family requested privacy and stressed: “Peggy was and always will be a beacon of light for us, both in this world and in the future; part of us. “
Born in New York on August 30, 1946, Lipton began her career on the catwalk, working as a model, and at age 19 she made her TV debut with the television comedy The John forsythe show, from which she jumped to series like Bewitched, The Alfred Hitchcock hour and The Virginian.
Her moment of fame came in 1968, when she was 21 when she played Julie Barnes, one of the three undercover hippies from Los Angeles in The Mod Squad.
That series became an emblem of the US counter-cultural movement in the 1960s and, through its five seasons, it addressed issues such as domestic violence, abortion, police brutality against the African-American minority and the Vietnam War.
As a result, Lipton was nominated four times for the Emmy Awards and, in 1971, she won the Golden Globe for Best Actress. His role and his marriage to Jones, who is African-American, placed Lipton into a symbol of liberation in the hippie movement.