Peggy Lipton (Actress) as Julie - The Mod Squad
 
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Updated: 7/10/13

Name: Peggy Lipton

Born: August 30, 1946 in New York City, New York

Claim To Fame: She is best known for her portrayal as hip young detective Julie Barnes in the late 1960s early 1970s television show 'The Mod Squad'.

Family Life: Quincy Jones (September 1974 - 1990) (divorced) She and Quincy had two children together: actress/model Kidada Jones and actress Rashida Jones. She is the stepmother of Quincy Jones III.

Info: In 1962, she signed with the Ford Model Agency and enjoyed a successful career. In 1964 her family moved to Los Angeles and Peggy signed a contract with Universal Pictures the same year. She made her debut on 'The John Forsythe Show' in 1965.

Her star rose on The Mod Squad in 1968 and the show was a runaway hit until 1973. Her performance on the show earned her 4 Golden Globe nominations during her tenure. In 1971, Peggy won a Golden Globe award in the category of 'Best TV Actress in a Drama'.

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Trivia: Peggy also enjoyed some success as a singer and songwriter with three of her singles landing on the Billboard Charts: Stoney End (1968), Lu (1970) and Wear Your Love Like Heaven (1970).

Ex-sister-in-law of Marie Masters who stars as Susan Stewart in 'As The World Turns'.

Spiritually curious, she explored several religions including hinduism and scientology. She dated Elvis Presley for a while, but their relationship ended not long after she tried to convince Elvis to join the Church of Scientology.

In 1974, Peggy married music mogul Quincy Jones and began a self-imposed hiatus from acting in order to devote herself to their growing family. The couple had two daughters: Kidada Jones, a
fashion stylist, and the actress, Rashida Jones (The Office).

During the late 1970s and throughout the 1980s Peggy Lipton and Quincy Jones were regarded as one of Hollywood's major "power couples".

Her ever-increasing focus on her faith and her husband's demanding career eventually created distance in the marriage. They were amicably divorced in 1990 and remain close friends. In 2001, she collaborated with Jones on his book, "Q: The Autobiography of Quincy Jones".

She appeared as an assistant instructor in one of Jane Fonda's workout videos.

Peggy is also known for the many famous men she dated, like:
Boyfriend: Paul McCartney (musician)
Boyfriend: Sammy Davis, Jr. (musician-actor)
Boyfriend: Elvis Presley (musician-actor)
Boyfriend: Lou Adler (producer, cohabited)
Boyfriend: Terence Stamp (actor)
Boyfriend: Christopher Stamp (brother of Terence whom she dated too)
Boyfriend: Keith Moon (musician)

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Where Are They Now: Peggy came back to acting in the 90's in 'Twin Peaks'. Since then she has kept busy. She has performed theater, she was on 'Alias' and more.

In 2003 she appeared on stage opposite her youngest daughter, Rashida Jones, in the play Pitching to the Star, which was directed by her brother Robert Lipton.

In 2004, Peggy was diagnosed with colon cancer. She went through treatment and appears to be in remission.

In 2005, she published her memoir 'Breathing Out', in which she revealed she had a tryst with Paul McCartney before finding fame on 'The Mod Squad. To read excerpts of the book Click Here

Throughout the years Peggy has supported a number of charities, among them Break The Cycle. Today, she remains a passionate and engaged philanthropist.

She appeared in the 2010 film When In Rome and most recently appeared on an episode of House of Lies in 2012.

Write To Peggy Lipton:
Peggy Lipton
c/o Belle Zwerdling
Progressive Artists Agency
400 S Beverly Dr #216
Beverly Hills, CA 90212





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