A longtime soap star is eager to enjoy this weekend in the Carolinas, where her world started turning almost 80 years ago.
Eileen Fulton, who played the scandalous character Lisa for more than five decades on CBS’ “As the World Turns” until the series went off the air in 2010, will attend fundraisers with Liz Black, the reigning Miss Clarendon 2013, in Florence for the Children’s Miracle Network and in Manning for the American Red Cross.
Speaking Tuesday by phone from home in New York, before flying to Myrtle Beach to begin a long weekend with visits across the Pee Dee and to Camden, Fulton had fun looking back at what became her own chapter in daytime drama.
Fulton, whose books include “How My World Turns,” from 1970, “As My World Still Turns: The Uncensored Memoirs of America’s Soap Opera Queen” (1995), and “Soap Opera” (1999), said when she was born in Ashville, N.C., her father was a Methodist preacher.
“We lived all over the western part of North Carolina, especially the mountains,” she said.