The award-winning actress Peggy Lipton was one of the most talented Hollywood television and film actresses who mastered all sectors like Singing, modeling, and acting. She was mostly recognized for her work in television series like Bewitched, The Virginian, Twin Peaks, and Claws. She was also popular for appearing in the films like The Intern, A Dog's Purpose, and When in Rome.
She won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress- Television Series Drama in 1970 for her groundbreaking performance in the 1960s The Mod Squad.
Peggy Lipton's Personal Life: Her Failed Marriage, Daughters, and Death
Peggy Lipton was previously married to the famous American record producer, musician, composer, and film producer named Quincy Delight. The duo dated for a certain time and finally decided to share the wedding vows in 1974.
The pair shared a good bond initially but later they faced some highs and lows in the marital relationship. Moreover, they stayed together for over fifteen years but decided to part ways in 1986 and finally divorced in 1990.
Peggy and Quincy were the proud parents of their two children; both were daughters named Kidada Jones (born on March 22, 1974) and Rashida Jones (born on February 25, 1976). Besides, she was a stepmother of Quincy's five children born from his spouses Jeri Caldwell and Ulla Andersson.
During the late 1960s and 1970s, Peggy had relationships with a series of alcoholic, abusive, and married man before her marriage. Of course, the relationships were not filled with a healthy bond and lasted for just a short period of time. More to that, she used to consume drugs at that time of her relationships. Further, she also had an intense affair with Paul McCartney, whom she seduced at the height of his Beatles fame.
The Unfortunate Death of Peggy Lipton
In 2004, Peggy revealed that she was diagnosed with colon cancer and was being treated for it. Colon cancer is the development of cancer in the colon or rectum.
She suffered and fought to beat cancer but unfortunately, she died on May 11, 2019, in Los Angeles leaving everyone in grief.
Her daughters shared their grief in a statement saying,
"We are heartbroken that our beloved mother passed away from cancer today. She made her journey peacefully with her daughters and nieces by her side. 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. She will always be a part of us."
The daughters of the actress confirmed that their mother left the world due to cancer on Saturday.
How much was the Net Worth of Peggy Lipton?
Peggy Lipton used to hold a net worth of $10 million, all thanks to her career as a singer, model, and film & television actress.
In addition, the average salary of a film actress is $17.00 per hour and $81,000 per year. Similarly, the average salary of a television actress is $9-$100 per hour which varies on the popularity of the television series with respect to the popularity of the character.
Lipton started her career as a model at the age of 15, becoming a model for a Ford Agency. Since then, she modeled with various famous brands and gain wide recognition.
The Ford Agency model made her acting debut in the television industry at the age of 19, after signing a contract with Universal Pictures. She first appeared in the NBC sitcom The John Forsythe Show in 1965 and ever since, she starred in many television series like Bewitched, The Invaders, Twin Peaks, and many more. Besides, her most recent work was in the television series named Angie Tribeca(2016-2017), Twin Peaks third season(2017), and Claws(2017).
As for Peggy's film career, she debuted by starring in the 1968 American western film named Blue. Since then, the doors of opportunities opened for her and she ended up starring in a number of films including War Party, The Postman, The Intern, When in Rome, and A Dog's Purpose. Further, her movie Kinjite: Forbidden Subjects collected a total of $3.41 million at the box office. Some of her hit box office films are,
1. When in Rome(2010)
- Budget- $28 million
- Box office collection- $43 million
- Stars- Josh Duhamel, Anjelica Huston, and Dax Shepard.
- IMDB rating- 5.6 stars
2. A Dog's Purpose(2017)
- Budget- $22 million
- Box office collection- $205 million
- Stars- Britt Robertson, KJ Apa, and Dennis Quaid.
- IMDB rating- 7.1 stars
On the other hand, Lipton also worked as a singer in her career. Her three singles landed on the Billboard charts including " Stoney End" at the no. 121 Bubbling Under Hot 100 in 1968. Later, she published songs and albums like Wear Your Love Like Heaven and Peggy Lipton(Ode Records). Furthermore, she also worked as the co-writer of famous American singer and producer Frank Sinatra for the 1984 hit song L.A Is My Lady.
Quick Facts of Peggy Lipton
- Peggy Lipton was born on 30 August 1946 in New York City, New York as Margaret Ann Lipton under the birth sign Virgo.
- She used to hold American nationality.
- She was raised in a comfortably upper-middle-class Jewish family to father Harold Lipton(1911-1999) and mother Rita Benson(1912-1986).
- Lipton spent her childhood days on Long Island with her brothers Robert Lipton and brother Kenneth Lipton.
- The When In Rome actress was sexually abused by an uncle at the time of her childhood, therefore, it forced her to become a nervous, withdrawn child.
- She studied at the Lawrence Junior High School and the Professional Children's School.
- Considering her work, she won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress- Television Series Drama in 1970.
- She stood at a height of 5 feet and 6 inches with a pair of hazel eyes and blonde hair.