Case, Hayes and more TV Lincolns
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It's shaping up to be a good month for our 16th president: Abe Lincoln turns 204 on Tuesday, and on Feb. 24, Steven Spielberg's biopic seems poised to take home a handful of Oscars. Let's celebrate the old rail-splitter with this look at five TV Lincolns.
1. LINCOLN CASE (Glen Corbett on "Route 66," 1963-64) -- A Vietnam War vet (TV's first) who became the substitute traveling companion of Tod Stiles (Martin Milner) after his original partner (George Maharis) left the series.
2. LINCOLN "LINC" HAYES (Clarence Williams III on "The Mod Squad," 1968-72). One of the trio of youthful lawbreakers (he had been arrested in the Watts race riots) who became undercover LAPD officers.
3. MATT LINCOLN (Vincent Edwards on "Matt Lincoln," 1970-71). A hip psychiatrist who founded a telephone hotline service for troubled teens.