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Overview (3)

Born in East St. Louis, Illinois, USA
Birth NameLinda Kay Lowry
Height 5' 9" (1.75 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Lynn Lowry was born in 1947 in Illinois, but raised in Atlanta, Georgia. She began acting professionally at age 17 in a theater called Shawnee Summer Stock Theater. She relocated to New York City in the late 1960s to pursue other acting jobs to support her young son. Her first movie role was a small part in The Battle of Love's Return (1971) which starred and was directed by Lloyd Kaufman, who later founded the "Troma" independent film company. Her next role was another small, uncredited part in I Drink Your Blood (1970). Her next movie, playing a dual role in Sugar Cookies (1973), which required her to act in the nude for the first time, got her sex appeal. Score (1974) came next which was a X-rated, soft-core, semi-documentary flick which brought on more sex appeal for Lowry's character. Her next role was one of her best in playing "Kathy", a neurotic character in George A. Romero's The Crazies (1973), an action-horror flick filmed in rural Pennsylvania near Pittsburgh. She then was cast for a recurring part in the TV series How to Survive a Marriage (1974). She was also cast for a part in David Cronenberg's horror flick Shivers (1975).

After another minor part in Fighting Mad (1976) and a few other movies, Lowry moved to Los Angeles in the early 1980s where, after a slow start, she began acting in the local theater, and occasional movie roles. Most recently, she has been performing on stage as a singer in singing old folk songs and show tunes with her own band.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Trivia (2)

Her father was a jazz trumpet player.
Worked in her early twenties as a Playboy Bunny at the Playboy Club in Atlanta, Georgia.

Personal Quotes (3)

Well I'll tell you, those movies I did in the 70's are remarkable. It didn't occur to me at that point that any of those films that I was doing were ever going to be part of the "cult genre" of films, which they've become. I was just sort of using them as a stepping stone to hopefully move on to some more mainstream films and different kinds of parts than those. It's still a complete surprise to me. I'm really proud that I did all of them, but I'm still amazed at how many people know them and know my work in them and everything.
I'm just hoping that the new things that I'm doing will become part of my legacy and people will remember those as well, because I'm actually a better actress now than I ever was. I'm sure that that shows and comes through. Now, I'm playing a character, whereas back then, I just played myself being crazy. I'm getting to play all different kinds of people, and that's very exciting and challenging.
As for remakes, I think everybody know is trying to remake and kind of recapture what that was, and you really can't recapture it because it was an adventure then. It was new. It was different. People were doing it not just because it was a job, but because, obviously, the money wasn't that great, but we were doing it because it was an art and we wanted to do it. We didn't rely then on special effects and all those things everyone relies on now. When we did the original The Crazies (1973), we didn't have seven levels of makeup to show that you were crazy by the end. You had to act it. You had to be it.

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