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"The Original Daytime Diva",
This review is from: As My World Still Turns (Paperback)
Before Susan Lucci there was Eileen Fulton, the first actress to ever play a total bitch on a daytime soap opera. In "As My World Still Turns" Eileen discusses, in great detail, her life as a television and stage actress as well as touching on some personal matters, such as being married over five times and having an endless amount of lovers. However, what readers will find most fascinating are her accounts of how she became Lisa, the character viewers loved to hate on "As the World Turns" since Irna Phillips first introduced her way back in 1960, to her battles with writers, especially Phillips, over the direction her character was going. She writes about how terrified she was in the early days of filming "Turns" when the series aired live five days a week during the sixties and early seventies. She also discusses the times she quit the show over her battles with executives and her distaste for certain storylines, and how, eventually, she always came back to the soap as it was her first love.
Eileen writes a bit about her stage work and her recording career, but for fans of soaps and "As the World Turns" this is a great read and a nice encyclopedia for fans to possess.