Lynn Lowry

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Lynn Lowry
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Lynn Lowry interviewed by Count Gore De Vol in 2009
Born Linda Kay Lowry
(1947-10-15) October 15, 1947 (age 69)
East St. Louis, Illinois, U.S.
Occupation Actress, screenwriter, film producer
Years active 1972-present

Linda Kay "Lynn" Lowry (born October 15, 1947)[1] is an American actress, screenwriter and producer.

She is perhaps best known for her work in horror films, having appeared in the cult film I Drink Your Blood (1970), George A. Romero's The Crazies (1973), Radley Metzger's Score (1974) and David Cronenberg's Shivers (1975).

Early life[edit]

Lowry was born in East St. Louis, Illinois, and lived in Cahokia, Illinois during her early childhood.[2] At age twelve, she relocated with her family to Burbank, California, and later, Atlanta, Georgia, where her father transferred for work.[2]

She enrolled at the University of Georgia on a scholarship in 1966, studying theater for two years. She later worked as a Playboy Bunny at the Atlanta Playboy Club, and gave birth to her son. In 1969, Lowry moved with her son to New York City, working as a bartender while auditioning for acting roles.[2]

Career[edit]

While auditioning for a part in Joe (1970) in New York City, Lowry met Lloyd Kaufman, who asked her to appear in a supporting part in The Battle of Love's Return (1971), which she accepted.[2] After completing the film in early 1970, she was cast in David Durston's horror film I Drink Your Blood (1970).[3]

She appeared in two key 1970s horror films, George A. Romero's The Crazies in 1973[4] and David Cronenberg's Shivers in 1974, followed by a sixteen-month role as the adulterer-heroine Sandra on NBC's short-lived soap opera How to Survive a Marriage, as well as a brief part on the daytime serial Another World.[5]

Lowry was also one of the two female leads in Radley Metzger's film Score (1974). She and Carl Parker are the only actors from the film who are still alive as of 2007. She performed topless and nude in several soft-core productions, including lesbian scenes.[citation needed]

Lowry moved to Los Angeles in the early 1980s, but ended up abandoning her acting career after appearing in Cat People (1982). "I was in Hollywood and I just got tired of the bullshit," she said. "I wasn’t doing horror movies when I was in Hollywood, I was just going out for TV and other auditions and I got tired so I gave it up; I focused on doing theatre and even sang in a band."[1]

Her later films include Splatter Disco, Basement Jack and Schism, which she co-wrote and co-produced.[6] Lowry also starred in Dante Tomaselli's Torture Chamber.[7] She can be seen in the twenty-fourth minute of the film.[8] In 2015 she co-starred Debbie Rochon in the horror film The House of Covered Mirrors.[9] In 2010, Lowry had a cameo appearance in the 2010 remake of The Crazies.

Selected filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1970 I Drink Your Blood Carrie
1971 The Battle of Love's Return Dream Girl
1973 Sugar Cookies Alta Leigh / Julie Kent
1973 The Crazies Kathy
1974 Score Betsy
1975 Shivers Nurse Forsythe
1976 Fighting Mad Lorene Maddox
1982 Cat People Ruthie
1995 Compelling Evidence Julie
2007 Splatter Disco Alma
2008 Beyond the Dunwich Horror Margo Warren
2008 Schism Betsy / Jackie / Lola
2009 George: A Zombie Intervention Barbra
2009 Basement Jack Mrs. Riley
2010 The Crazies Woman on Bike
2010 The Super Maureen Rossi
2010 Psychosomatika Raeanne
2011 The Theatre Bizarre Mikela Da Vinci
2012 The Haunting of Whaley House Bethany Romero
2013 The Trouble with Barry Ruth Montenegro
2013 My Stepbrother Is a Vampire!?! Isabel
2013 Torture Chamber Lisa Marino
2013 The Legend of Six Fingers Ester
2016 Model Hunger Ginny Reilly FANtastic Award for Best Actress in a Feature Film
2016 The House of Covered Mirrors Claudia Hoffman
2017 Descending Eva[10]
2018 The Sweetest Revenge Jessica Moore

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Alexander, Chris (October 15, 2015). "Interview: Actress Lynn Lowry Remembers David Cronenberg’s SHIVERS". Coming Soon. Retrieved October 30, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Bio". Lynn Lowry Official Website. Retrieved October 30, 2016. 
  3. ^ Profile, PennyBlood.com; accessed April 13, 2017.
  4. ^ "Romero's The Crazies Heading to Blu-ray". DreadCentral. 
  5. ^ Owen Keehnen, A DIRECTOR’S DREAM!, racksandrazors.com; accessed April 13, 2017.
  6. ^ Official Schism Movie MySpace
  7. ^ "First Stills From Dante Tomaselli's 'Torture Chamber'!". BloodyDisgusting. 
  8. ^ New North Woods Clip Plays a Deadly Game of Hide-and-Seek
  9. ^ Surprise! Here’s a Gory New Clip from North Woods!
  10. ^ Horrorsociety.com

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