Linc Hayes sported the first and most righteous Afro in prime time in the late
'60s, and it was a soulful sight to behold. Finally a young African-American
hero was looking hip and edgy, and, more importantly, like a growing group of
real ... more young Americans. Afros would become the norm over the next decade or so,
with notables worn by Jimmie Walker on "Good Times"
("dyn-o-mite"), Demond Wilson on "Sanford and Son," Disco Stu on
"The Simpsons" and Eddie Murphy as Buckwheat on "Saturday Night Live." But it was
the taciturn Linc who paved the way. Solid. Close