Lynn Lowry Headshot

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.

Lynn’s 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 required Lynn to play a dual role in Sugar Cookies (1973). Score (1974) followed thereafter which was an adult-rated, soft-core, semi-documentary flick which brought on more sex appeal for Lowry’s onscreen persona.  She and Carl Parker are the only actors from the film who are still alive as of 2007. Her next role was one of her most iconic 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 body 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.

Selected Filmography

  • I Drink Your Blood (1970)
  • The Battle of Love’s Return (1971)
  • Sugar Cookies (1973)
  • The Crazies (1973)
  • Score (1974)
  • Shivers (1974)
  • Fighting Mad (1976)
  • Cat People (1982)
  • Compelling Evidence (1995)
  • Splatter Disco (2007)
  • Beyond the Dunwich Horror (2008)
  • Schism (2008)
  • George: A Zombie Intervention (2009)
  • Basement Jack (2009)
  • The Crazies (2010)
  • The Super (2010)
  • Psychosomatika (2010)
  • The Theatre Bizarre (2011)
  • The Haunting of Whaley House (2012)
  • My Stepbrother Is a Vampire!?! (2013)
  • Torture Chamber (2013)
  • The House of Covered Mirrors (2015)