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Eileen Fulton

Actor
Female
Born Sep 13, 1933
Age 82
Hometown Asheville, North ...
Other Names Margaret Elizabet...

Eileen Fulton is an American actress. Fulton is known for her role as Lisa Grimaldi on the CBS soap opera As the World Turns, a role that she played almost continuously for 50 years (with two notable interruptions) from May 18, 1960 until the show's ending on September 17, 2010.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1933 Birth Born on September 13, 1933.

TWENTIES

1960 26 Years Old Fulton is known for her role as Lisa Grimaldi on the CBS soap opera As the World Turns, a role that she played almost continuously for 50 years (with two notable interruptions) from May 18, 1960 until the show's ending on September 17, 2010. … Read More
1963 29 Years Old She left the show three times. The first time for several months in 1963, when she was replaced in the role of Lisa by actress Pamela King.

THIRTIES

1965 31 Years Old She left again in 1965 to bring her Lisa character to her own prime time soap spin-off, Our Private World. … Read More

FORTIES

1983 49 Years Old 1 More Event
She left again in 1983 after a contract dispute with executive producer Mary-Ellis Bunim, returning the next year.

FIFTIES

1986 52 Years Old She feared that the perception of her as a grandmother, instead of a glamorous and vital woman, would cause the writers to kill off her character. (This had been done when Barbara Berjer, who was playing one of Lisa's Rivals, Claire Shea, became a grandmother.) Fans, believing that the "granny clause" as it became known, was still in effect (which it was not), sent Fulton so much threatening "hate mail" when Lisa's onscreen daughter-in-law, Margo, had a miscarriage in 1986, that she had to hire a bodyguard.

LATE ADULTHOOD

1998 64 Years Old In September 1998 she was inducted into the Soap Opera Hall of Fame. … Read More
2003 69 Years Old In 2003, she was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award by the TV Academy during the 31st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards. Fulton was married to landscape architect Rick McMorrow for three months in 1989.
2004 70 Years Old She was also temporarily replaced for a few days by Carmen Duncan in 2004, when she could not appear in several episodes due to illness. … Read More
2005 71 Years Old …  She was the commencement speaker at Greensboro College's graduation ceremony in 2005.
2010 76 Years Old Her appearances dropped off after that time, though she was again featured in a two-part tribute episode in May 2010, celebrating her fiftieth year on the show; she remained on the show through its cancellation, appearing in the final episode in September 2010. … Read More
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