- Appeared in five independent films including the upcoming, Signs of the Cross.
- Eileen Fulton: Indie film Actor
- Eileen Fulton is best known for being the first Bad Girl on in the role of Lisa Miller on the Soap Opera: As The World Turns
- Eileen Fulton named Best actor by Daytime TV
- Eileen Fulton: Inducted into the Soap Opera Hall of Fame
Eileen Fulton, aka Doctor Fulton,”honorary” is best known for being the first “Bad Girl” on television, when she created the role of Lisa Miller on the CBS Soap Opera “As The World Turns”.
Her character was just scandalous enough to attract huge audiences that loved to hate her. Her popularity so high CBS produced one of television’s first “primetime soaps” for her when they created the spin-off series, “Our Private World”, for nighttime audiences.
However, it was on stage in the first Broadway production of
“Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf” where Eileen honed her skills.
The rigors of both, she says, were perfect training for the rigors of performing – live – in a daytime soap opera.
At one point, Fulton worked mornings at
As The World Turns, afternoons in matinee presentations of
“Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” on Broadway, and evenings in the
Off Broadway musical “The Fantasticks”.
Warner Brothers tapped her for the lead in the motion picture,
“Girl Of The Night”.
Her additional theater credits include Off Broadway productions of
“Abe Lincoln in Illinois” with Hal Holbrook,
“Summer of the Seventeenth Doll”, and
“Nite Club Confidential”, in which she played Kay.
She has also appeared in regional theater productions such as
“It Had To Be You” by Renee Taylor and Joseph Bologna,
“The Owl and the Pussycat”,
“Goodbye, Charlie” and
“Cat on a Hot Tin Roof”.
In addition to her work on television and on the stage, Eileen is a prolific writer.
Her work was recognized with Soap Opera Digest’s Editor’s Award. Eileen was also named Best Actress by Daytime TV Magazine’s reader’s poll, and she remained in the top ten in this category for 58 of the first 80 issues.
Fulton was inducted into the Soap Opera Hall of Fame on September 14, 1998 .
The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences presented the “Lifetime Achievement Emmy Award” to Eileen during the 31st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards in 2003.
Eileen is a critically acclaimed cabaret performer and has performed in top venues throughout the country, including the Iridium Jazz Club.
She recently added “Indie film actress” to her resume and has appeared in five independent films including the upcoming, “Signs of the Cross”.
She was honored at the “Salute to Independent Filmmakers and Awards Ceremony Gala’ by being the recipient of the ‘Achievement in Television and Film Award’ because of her success in the entertainment field, for the work she has created in both film and television and for her support of independent films.
She has been an active supporter of such charities as
March of Dimes,
She has established a musical scholarship in her late father’s name at Brevard College in North Carolina and a Fine Arts scholarship in her name and her mother’s at their alma mater, Greensboro College.
This past June, Greensboro College awarded her an honorary doctorate when she spoke at the commencement. She now, with tongue in cheek, refers to herself as “Doctor Fulton”.
Eileen Fulton was the first bad girl on television where she has reigned for 50 years as the star of CBS-TV’s “As The World Turns”.
In addition to her acting career, which includes Broadway and film, Eileen is a popular cabaret performer.
Her one hour show, with her back-up from her musical combo, includes songs by America’s most popular songwriters interspersed with stories from her own life, both on and off the set.
Books by Eileen Fulton
- How My World Turns
- As My World Still Turns
- Soap Opera
- Take One for Murder
- Death of a Golden Girl
- Dying for Stardom