Peggy Lipton

Peggy Lipton – Mentor LA’s Promise Gala Honoring Tom Cruise, 2007 – Photo Credit: Glenn Harris / Photorazzi,

Birth Name: Margaret Ann Lipton

Date of Birth: August 30, 1946

Place of Birth: New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Death: May 11, 2019

Place of Death: Los Angeles, California, U.S.

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Peggy Lipton was an American actress, model, and singer.

Peggy was the daughter of Rita Hetty (Benson/Rosenberg) and Harold Arlen Lipton. Her father was born in The Bronx, New York, to Jewish emigrants from the Russian Empire. Her mother was born in Dublin, Ireland, of Russian Jewish and Latvian Jewish descent.

Peggy was the mother of model, actress, and fashion designer Kidada Jones and actress, writer, and producer Rashida Jones, with her former husband, music, film, and television producer and instrumentalist Quincy Jones.

Peggy’s paternal grandfather was Max Lipschitz/Lipton (the son of Harris/Harold Lipschitz and Rebecca Leah Pitovsky/Witkowsky). Max was from Slutsk, Belarus.

Peggy’s paternal grandmother was Alice Goldfarb (the daughter of Aaron Goldfarb and Frieda/Freude Bass/Bab). Alice was from Brest, Belarus.

Peggy’s maternal grandfather was Hyman Rosenberg (the son of Marko Benjamin Rosenberg and Sarah Hahn). Hyman was a Russian Jewish emigrant, who was born in Saga, Province of Kemerovo.

Peggy’s maternal grandmother was Jeanie “Jane” Benson (the daughter of Benjamin Joseph Bensohn/Benson and Sophia Winestein/Weinstein). Jeanie was born in Manchester, Lancashire, England, to Jewish parents from Latvia and/or Kaunas, Lithuania. Benjamin was the son of Schlaume/Solomon Benson and Gittel Vamer. Sophia was the daughter of Joseph Weinstein and Jane.

Sources: Genealogy of Peggy Lipton –

Genealogy of Peggy Lipton (focusing on her mother’s side) –

Kidada Jones

Lipton (left) with daughter Kidada Jones in 2006, photo by s_bukley/

2 Responses

  1. andrew says:

    Slutsk -> Belarus

    Brest -> Belarus

    Saga does not exist. I doubt it’s this:,_Russia

  2. bablah says:

    >Benjamin Joseph Bensohn/Benson, from Kovno
    >Latvian Jewish

    Kaunas is in Lithuania, wouldn’t that make them Lithuanian Jewish?

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