Happy Birthday to As the World Turns' Eileen Fulton! I've only been watching As the World Turns since the cancellation of Another World, but Fulton's character Lisa Grimaldi is one I wish we saw on our TV screen oh so much more.
In honor of Fulton's birthday, I thought it might be fun for "Turns" fans to share their favorite Lisa memories.
One of my favorite memories, and I could be wrong, but it may have been around the 50th Anniversary episode, was Lisa being carried away by the men in top hats at Metro.
This next one isn't so much a memory, as the way she treats Carly (Maura West). I love how she looks down at Carly no matter how good Carly is trying to be. I don't have enough history with the show to know this for fact, but sometimes I suspect it's because Lisa sees so much of her younger self in Carly.
Thanks to MarkDutchViewer for the tip!
Anyone looking for a really good romantic comedy to tide them over until Sex and the City: The Movie premieres on May 30 need look no further than As The World Turns. The Proctor and Gamble soap was firing on all cylinders this past week as Katie Peretti (Terri Colombino) prepared to walk down the aisle for a fifth time. This time the lucky guy was Brad Snyder (Austin Peck), brother to Katie's most recent ex-hubby Jack (Michael Park), who served as best man for the ceremony. The return to town of yet another former groom Mike Kasnoff (Jon Prescott) only complicated matters more for Katie who had to try and convince Brad, Margo, Lisa and most importantly herself that Brad really is "the one".
Lisa my dear, even with a shaky camera you look mah-ve-lous!
How great was it to see the legendary Eileen Fulton (Lisa Grimaldi), daytime's first vixen, doing what she does best, scheme her little Southern fried heart out? And doesn't Eileen look great? Not even that silly, annoying hand held camera crap could ruin the hilarious scenes with Lisa luring Mike to Fashions under the guise of a termite inspection, while all the while orchestrating his run in with Katie. Brad of course was having none of that when he arrived just in time to keep his lady love from wavering, or so he thought. Later a wedding gift from Mike, one of those gaudy, Dollar Store angels you buy for that aunt who comes home for Christmas at the last minute, caused Katie to become all confused and confumbled (word awaiting copyright), which of course led her straight to Snyder Farm to confront her ex.
How do you talk to an angel?
After falling in Emma's pond and telling Mike she was no longer his angel, our plucky heroine was finally ready to marry Brad, on live TV no less. Not even a spat with mother hen/big sis Margo (Ellen Dolan) could keep a determined Katie from taking Brad to be her lawfully wedded goof. Unfortunately the hiccups, make that nerve-ups, could. Luckily Margo had an attack of sisterly conscience and arrived in time to yell "cellulite" ending Katie's dilemma. She was finally ready to go, then she fainted!
After it was all said and done, Katie finally managed to marry her guy, complete with a hilarious sermon from fill-in Minister Henry (also a Katie ex) that basically summed up the ups and downs of making a marriage or a TV series a hit. While all involved added to their Emmy reels last week, it was Terri Colombino who deserved the most kudos. This actress is without a doubt the Reese Witherspoon of daytime and its great to see TPTB at ATWT realize that.
Eileen Fulton was nominated for a MAC Award for Female Celebrity Artist, according to Playbill. The nominees were announced on March 25 by several people, including Fulton. According to their Website, MAC (The Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs) was founded in 1983 as an organization of business people in the cabaret industry, including club owners, booking agents, managers, journalists and publicists. The MAC awards recogize talents in cabaret, comedy, and jazz with over two dozen categories.
Fulton was introduced more that 40 years ago as daytime's first villainess, Lisa Miller. Despite her character's bad behavior, she has remained a fan favorite for decades. As a cabaret performer, Fulton has played singing engagements in many top nightclubs around the country and starred in several one-woman New York shows.
The 22nd Annual MAC awards will be presented on May 6 at the BB King Blues Club in Manhattan. The award show will also celebrate the 25th anniversary of the organization.