Lincoln has always been one of my personal favorites from the slasher genre’s “final girl” canon. In addition to her Friday the 13th role, she also starred as Kate in House II: The Second Story and as the delicious villainess Linda Fairgate on Knot’s Landing. It was on the latter that I really gained an appreciation for her work as an actress. I threatened to boycott the show when word of her exit made the rounds (alas, CBS did not heed my warning...) and I actually remember crying when her character’s throat was slit in comeuppance for her misdeeds(!). While she’s continued to act in small roles, Lincoln moved back to her native Texas to raise her two children (from late husband Michael Lincoln who died of cancer in 1995). Since then, she’s earned a reputation as one of Texas’ most elite career coaches for actors, models and pageants and launched her own line of QVC products.
What I especially like about Lincoln is that the Texas-born blue-eyed beauty has never renounced her humble horror roots, instead embracing her notoriety by participating in numerous Friday the 13th reunions and documentaries, including the new His Name Was Jason. Even now, battling this horrible disease, she exhibits an inspirational resolve and terrific sense of humor (from her website):
Sending out love and positive vibes to you, Lar. Remember: you beat Jason Voorhees. You can – and will – beat this, too.
“Have you heard those rumors that "Lar has cancer?” Well, yes, they are true. Early October I got the dreaded Breast cancer call - not really a call more like a moan...Darn it…I have such great boobs!! I’m the only actress in the world left with real boobs. What a terrific claim to fame!! I have a rare form called Lobular - a version that is about 1 in 10 and doesn’t show up on mammograms! Go figure! At least they have named it after me – lobuLAR. LOL!”