Rashida & Kidada Jones’ Mother Dead At 72
Peggy Lipton succumbed to cancer. She was 72.
The family announced her passing Saturday. She was once married to legendary music producer, Quincy Jones.
In a statement to the LA Times, the family said, “She made her journey peacefully with her daughters and nieces by her side,” her daughters told the press. “We feel so lucky for every moment we spent with her.”
“We can’t put all of our feelings into words right now, but we will say: Peggy was and will always be our beacon of light, both in this world and beyond,” the statement, issued Saturday, explained. “She will always be a part of us.”
Peggy was born August 30th, 1946 in New York. She started out her career as a model and went on to appear in sitcoms “The John Forsythe Show,” “Bewitched,” “The Alfred Hitchcock Hour,” and “The Virginian.”
At the time, the actress felt pressured by fame.
“Fame really drove me into my house. I was very paranoid. I didn’t like going out. I had no idea how to be comfortable with the press. I was very young. It was really hard for me,” Lipton told the LA Times in 1993.
In 1974, Lipton married Quincy Jones and had two daughters, Kidada and Rashida, who followed in her acting footsteps.
After taking a break from the entertainment biz to raise her kids, Lipton returned to her acting roots in 1990 on the TV show “Twin Peaks.”
“It was very scary,” Lipton told the LA Times about her return to the spotlight.
“I had a push-pull thing inside me that I wanted to do it … I had become so insulated in my world as a mother, that I didn’t know how to pick up the phone and call anybody to put myself out there.”