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artist , educator

L. Susan Lowe, American artist, educator. City arts grantee Mayors Advisory Committee on Arts and Culture; fellow University Maryland; merit scholar Artscape 94. Board trustees Creative Alliance, Baltimore; Member Screen Actors Guild, Phi Kappa Phi.


Lowe, L. Susan was born on January 19, 1948 in Reidsville, North Carolina, United States. Daughter of Arthur Wilbur and Byrdean G. (Boynes) Lowe.


Student, Corcoran School of Art. Student, Royal College, London. Bachelor of Fine Arts, Mary Institute College of Art.

Master of Fine Arts, University Maryland.


She was a student at the Maryland Institute College of Art when she became friends with Divine and other Dreamlanders. Her first role with Waters was playing an asylum inmate in Mondo Trasho. She continued to play bit parts in many of his films, but played the lead role of Mole McHenry, the ultra-butch bleach blonde lesbian, in Desperate Living.

Currently, she works as an artist and university professor.


Board trustees Creative Alliance, Baltimore. Member Screen Actors Guild, Phi Kappa Phi.


Married David McLean, Frank Tamburo. Children: Ruby McLean, Ramsey McLean.

Arthur Wilbur Lowe

Byrdean G. (Boynes) Lowe

David McLean

Ruby McLean Lowe

Ramsey McLean Lowe