Peggy Lipton is the ex wife of Quincy Jones. Read everything you need to know about the actress, including her movies and net worth.
Who is Peggy Lipton?
Margaret Ann ‘Peggy’ Lipton was born in 1946. She is an American actress and former model. She shot to fame with her role as flower child Julie Barness in the television series ‘The Mod Squad’, which was aired from 1968 to 1973. She won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Television Series Drama in 1970. She had a fifty-year long career in film, television and on stage. Lipton has done a variety of roles including that of Norma Jennings in the surreal, ‘Twin Peaks’. Peggy Lipton was married to musician/producer Quincy Jones. They have two daughters together, Rashida Jones and Kidada Jones, who also became actresses. Lipton had a brief fling with Paul McCartney. In the late 60’s, Lipton was known to have many relationships with alcoholic, abusive and married men. She also became a drug addict during this phase of her life. Her memoir, ‘Breathing Out’ was released in 2005. It was co-written by David and Coco Dalton. In 2004, Lipton revealed that she had been diagnosed with colon cancer but has been treated for it. in 2003, Jack Chartier, who was the chief of staff of Alan Hevesi helped her with $90,000 of pension fund money to pay her rent and hospital bills. He had also invested another $44,000 in a business venture, in which one of her daughters was involved. She took a break in 1974 after marrying Quincy Jones to concentrate on her family, except for her appearance in the movie, ‘The Return of the Mod Squad’ in 1979. Lipton separated from Jones in 1986 and they later divorced in 1990. In 1997, she appeared in the movie, ‘The Postman’. ‘The Postman’ was directed by Kevin Costner. In 2017, Peggy Lipton appeared in a drama/fantasy film, ‘A Dog’s Purpose’. ‘A Dog’s Purpose’ was about a dog who discovers the true purpose of its life through its four reincarnations over the course of four decades even as it bonds with different characters and tries to solve their problems.
Early life and career
Lipton was born in 1946 in New York in a comfortably rich Jewish family. Lipton was born to parents Harold Lipton, a corporate lawyer and Rita Benson, an artist. Peggy Lipton was raised on Long Island along with her brothers, Robert and Kenneth. Robert became an actor later. Lipton as a child was sexually abused by her uncle and as a result was a quiet and withdrawn child. She was nervous and used to stutter at times. She attended the Lawrence Junior High School and then the Professional Children’s School. Inn 1964, her family moved to Los Angeles where she became more of a ‘Topanga Canyon hippie’ exploring yoga, meditation, rice cakes and cottage cheese. She was encouraged by her mother to take acting lessons and her father arranged her first modeling jobs in New York. She became successful quite early in her career and at 15; Lipton became a Ford Agency model. She signed a contract with Universal Pictures in 1964 and made her television debut at the age of 19 in the NBC sitcom, ‘The John Forsythe Show’ in 1965. She also appeared in some episodes of the series including, ‘Bewitched’, ‘The Virginian’, ‘The Invaders’, ‘The Road West’, ‘The F.B.I.’, ‘Willie and the Yank’, ‘The Alfred Hitchcock Hour’ and ‘Mr. Novack’. Peggy Lipton shot to fame with her role in ‘The Mod Squad’. She appeared vulnerable and waiflike and her performance was like a ‘canary with a broken wing’ in the movie. She got four Emmy Award nominations and four Golden Globe nominations during her tenure. In 1971, Lipton got a Golden Globe Award for Best TV Actress in a Drama. She was very thin with long, straight, ash blonde hair. She was always clad in mini-skirts, bell bottoms and love beads and became a fashion icon and a hip ‘it’ girl of her time. She also had a brief success in her brief singing career. Three of her singles landed on the Billboard charts including, ‘Stoney End’, ‘Lu’ in 1970 and ‘Wear Your Love Like Heaven’ in 1970. Peggy Lipton returned to acting in 1988. She gained a lot of attention for her performance in the popular TV series, ‘Twin Peaks’ aired from 1990 to 1991. She appeared in many TV shows after that including recurring roles in Crash and Popular. In 2017 she reprised her character of Norma Jennings in the revival of Twin Peaks.
A brief about Quincy Jones
Quincy Delight Jones Jr. was born in 1933. He is also known as ‘Q’. He is an American record producer, conductor, actor, composer, arranger, television producer, musician, magazine founder, instrumentalist, film producer, entertainment company executive and humanitarian. His career spans six decades in the entertainment industry, a record 79 Grammy Award nominations and 28 Grammys including a Grammy Legend Award in 1991. He developed an interest in music at an early age and then attended the Berklee College of Music. He initially started as a jazz arranger and conductor and then moved on to work in pop music and film scores. In 1968, Jones along with his songwriting partner, Bob Russell, both became the first African Americans to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song, for “The Eyes of Love” from the Universal Pictures film Banning. Jones was the first African American to be the musical director and conductor of the Academy Awards ceremony in 1971. Jones along with Michael Jackson is the co-producer of Jackson’s albums, ‘Off the Wall’ (1979), ‘Thriller’ (1982) and ‘Bad’ (1987). Jones was also the producer and conductor of the 1985 charity song, “We Are the World”, which raised funds for victims of destitution in Ethiopia. In 2013, Jones was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as the winner. Jones was also named by Time Magazine as one of the most influential jazz musicians of the 20th century. Jones has been married three times and has had other relationships. He married Jeri Caldwell in 1957. The marriage lasted till 1966 and they had a daughter, Jolie Jones. Quincy Jones later married to Swedish actress, Ulla Andersson in 1967. They had two children, Martina and Quincy Jones III. He later married Peggy Lipton in 1974 and divorced her 1990. He has two daughters with her, Kidada and Rashida Jones. Jones also had an affair with Carol Reynolds and they had a daughter, Rachel Jones. He also had a affair with Nastassja Kinski, an actress, and had a daughter, Kenya Julia Miambi Sarah Jones with her.
Net worth of his ex wife
The net worth of Peggy Lipton is $3 million.